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|Dr. Srividya ‘Srivi” Ramasubramanian is Associate Dean for Climate & Inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Associate Professor of Communication at Texas A&M University. She is Co-founder and Executive Director of Media Rise, a global alliance for media educators, creative media professionals, activists, and artists committed to media for social good with over 3000 members.
Ramasubramanian specializes in media psychology, gender and racial stereotyping, global media & social change, and cultural diversity. Her research primarily looks at how media stereotypes and counter-stereotypes influence audiences’ attitudes about race, gender, nationality and sexuality. Her recent projects examine implicit racial/gender stereotypes, prejudice reduction, digital new media literacy, and mindfulness media. She has published in leading journals such as Communication Research, Communication Monographs, Media Psychology, Sex Roles, and Journal of Social Issues. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, National Public Radio, Dallas Morning News, and India Today apart from local media outlets. She has delivered several public talks and keynotes including at the London School of Economics, National University of Singapore, V University of Amsterdam, Hanover University, and the Communication University of China. She is/was editorial board member of journals such as Communication Monographs, Journal of International & Intercultural Communication, and Journal of Applied Communication Research.
As the Associate Dean for Climate & Inclusion, Ramasubramanian facilitates efforts to enhance the college’s climate, oversees diversity-related initiatives, advises the dean on all matters related to climate & inclusion, and serves as a resource to department heads and directors. She serves as the Chair of the Mass Communication Division of the National Communication Association, faculty seminar leader for the 2015 National Institute of Faculty Development (Hope Conference), and member of the National Academy of Sciences’ Children & Screens Working Group to develop policy guidelines for social representations in children’s media.
|Media Rise is a volunteer-driven global alliance for promoting meaningful media for educators, creative professionals, activists, and artists committed to elevating media for social good. In my role as Co-Founder and Executive Director, I help organize over a dozen outreach activities throughout the year including pitch night for media innovators, video challenge connecting causes with creatives, youth media festival, forum of cross-sector panel discussions on best practices, film screenings, networking lounges, hands-on workshops, and an online virtual community for conversations and announcements. The annual festival offers week-long programs in Washington D.C in late Sept-early October every year. Early Rise events are half-day symposiums with 2-3 keynote speakers organized in various cities around the world. Meet & Greet events are live networking events that encourage focused conversations amongst members of academe, industry, and non-profits committed to media for social change. The Media Rise Community is an online virtual networking site for members to share announcements about upcoming events, workshops, relevant resources, and job postings.