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Guest Speaker: Srivi Ramasubramanian

“Media inclusion, racial justice, and critical new media literacies: charting an agenda for social change.”

Hosted by Kristin Drogos

This talk will provide an overview about how race as a social construct has real-world implications for social inequalities relating to media access, ownership, representation, and participation. It will share a research agenda for racial justice that includes critical media literacies and inclusive media practices at the individual, organizational, and community levels

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 global nonprofit for meaningful media for social change), founding chair of the Communicating Diversity Student Conference, Director of the Aggie Agora Difficult Dialogues on Campus Race Relations, and convener of the campus-wide Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop Series.

Srivi’s scholarship focuses on media and identity (especially race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and religion), media literacy, stereotyping processes, intercultural/intergroup communication, and social justice. She has published in leading journals such as Journal of Communication, 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 other media outlets. She has delivered several public talks and keynotes including at TEDx Lee College Huntsville, the London School of Economics, National University of Singapore, V University of Amsterdam, Hanover University, and the Communication University of China. She serves on the editorial board of Journal of Communication, Communication Monographs, Journal of International & Intercultural Communication, Journal of Applied Communication Research, and Journal of Children and Media.

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