BIOGRAPHY

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Leadership & Service

Ramasubramanian has served as Associate Dean for Climate & Inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts, on twelve editorial boards, in numerous leadership positions in ICA and NCA, and as Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Communication Research and Psychology of Popular Media.

 

Ramasubramanian is the Executive Director of a nonprofit for meaningful media for social justice called Media Rise through which she has hosted over 65 community workshops and festivals. Her diversity advocacy and community engagement have been recognized with awards such as the Chancellor's Medal for Diversity & Inclusion, SSCA Outreach Award, Liberal Arts Achievements in Climate & Inclusion Award, NCA Mass Comm Division Service Award, ACE Award for Women’s Progress, and the Outstanding Diversity Team Award. 

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BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Srividya "Srivi" Ramasubramanian (Ph.D., Penn State University) is a Presidential Impact Fellow and Professor of Communication at Texas A&M University, Founding Director of the Difficult Dialogues Project, and Co-Founder of Media Rise (a nonprofit for meaningful media). She has served as Associate Dean of Liberal Arts, Center for Teaching Excellence Faculty Fellow, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, and as a Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and the National University of Singapore.

RESEARCH

Ramasubramanian's scholarship addresses pressing contemporary global issues relating to media, inclusion, and social justice. She uses an interdisciplinary, action-oriented, critical, and data-driven approach to her research.  She is most widely recognized for her pioneering work on race and media technologies, critical media effects, digital literacies, antiracism & difficult dialogues, mindfulness, and bias reduction interventions. She has published in leading journals within communication and media studies such as the Journal of Communication, Communication Monographs, Media Psychology, Journal of International & Intercultural Communication, and the Journal of Social Issues.

 

A TEDx speaker, she has delivered several keynotes and invited talks around the world and been featured in popular news outlets such as National Public Radio, Huffington Post, Dallas Morning News, and India Today. She was recently named Presidential Impact Fellow at her university for "rising to meet the challenges of their field and demonstrating impact towards creating a better world." Her research awards include the NCA Gerald M. Phillips Distinguished Award for Applied Communication Scholarship, NAMLE Outstanding Media Literacy Researcher Award, and the Liberal Arts Cornerstone Faculty Fellowship.​​​

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TEACHING & MENTORING

 

An award-winning teacher and mentor, Ramasubramanian has founded/co-founded several campus initiatives such as the Difficult Dialogues Project, Communicating Diversity Student Conference, First-Gen Freshmen Mentoring Program (FIG), and the Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop Series. Her commitment to teaching excellence has been recognized with the AFS Distinguished College-level Teaching Award, Center for Teaching Excellence Faculty Fellowship, Service Learning Faculty Fellowship, and Graduate Faculty Mentoring Award in 2017 and 2019.

LEADERSHIP & SERVICE

Ramasubramanian has served as Associate Dean for Climate & Inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts, on twelve editorial boards, in numerous leadership positions in ICA and NCA, and as Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Communication Research and Psychology of Popular Media.

 

Ramasubramanian is the Executive Director of a nonprofit for meaningful media for social justice called Media Rise through which she has hosted over 65 community workshops and festivals. Her diversity advocacy and community engagement have been recognized with awards such as the Chancellor's Medal for Diversity & Inclusion, SSCA Outreach Award, Liberal Arts Achievements in Climate & Inclusion Award, NCA Mass Comm Division Service Award, ACE Award for Women’s Progress, and the Outstanding Diversity Team Award.

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