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|Dr. Srividya “Srivi” Ramasubramanian (Ph.D., Penn State University) is Professor of Communication, Affiliated Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies, and former Associate Dean for Climate & Inclusion at Texas A&M University. She is cofounder of Media Rise (a nonprofit for meaningful media for social change), Director of the Aggie Agora Difficult Dialogues on Campus Race Relations, and Convener of the campus-wide Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop Series.
Ramasubramanian’s research focuses on media and identity (especially race, ethnicity, religion gender, and sexuality), media literacy, stereotyping processes, intercultural/intergroup communication, and social justice. Her recent projects examine implicit racial/gender stereotypes and biases, prejudice reduction, digital new media literacies, critical big data analysis for social good, immigrant/ethnic media, and communication scholar-activism. Apart from top communication journals, her work has been featured in popular outlets such as the Huffington Post, National Public Radio, Dallas Morning News, and India Today. She has delivered several public talks and keynotes around the world including at TEDx-Lee College, U.K, Singapore, the Netherlands, Australia, Germany, India, and China.
She teaches courses on first-gen freshman experiences, cultural diversity, media and identity, audiences, youth media, media theories, research methods, and holistic wellbeing. She serves on several graduate committees, routinely co-authors with grad student mentees, and has won many awards for advising & mentoring. In 2012, she founded Communicating Diversity Student Conference, an annual interdisciplinary student conference for grads and undergrads to showcase their diversity-related scholarship.
She has served in various leadership positions in professional organizations such as NCA, ICA, and SACA. She has organized several community outreach events such as week-long community media festivals, film screenings, arts activism projects, and media literacy workshops. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Communication Research and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Communication, Communication Monographs, Journal of International & Intercultural Communication, and Journal of Children and Media.
Her research, teaching, service, community engagement, and advocacy work have been recognized with several awards including the Liberal Arts Cornerstone Faculty Fellowship ’18-’20, NAMLE Outstanding Researcher Award, Center for Teaching Excellence Faculty Fellowship, NCA Mass Comm Division Service Award, Graduate Faculty Mentoring Award, ACE (Accountability, Climate & Equity) Award for Women’s Progress, and Outstanding Diversity Team Award.
UGST 181: Pathways to Health and Happiness
COMM 658: Seminar on Comm. & Culture: Media & Identity