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In press

  1. Scharrer, E. & Ramasubramanian, S. (in press; available for pre-ordering). Quantitative research methods in communication: The power of numbers for social justice. Routledge: New York.  Order here

  2. Ramasubramanian, S. & Robinson, T. (in press) Health and racism. Encyclopedia of Health Humanities. Palgrave Publishers.

  3. Ramasubramanian, S. & Riewestahl, E. (in press). Trauma and healthEncyclopedia of Health Humanities. Palgrave Publishers.



  1. Ramasubramanian, S. & Banjo, O. (2020). Critical media effects framework: Bridging critical cultural communication and media effects through power, intersectionality, context, and agency. Journal of Communication, 70(3), 379–400, doi:  Direct Link  ResearchGate

  2. Sastry. S. & Ramasubramanian. S. (2020). The Subcontinent Speaks: Intercultural Communication Perspectives from/on South Asia. Special issue of Journal of International & Intercultural Communication, 13:2, 93-97, DOI: 10.1080/17513057.2020.1745440 Direct Link   ResearchGate

  3. Ramasubramanian, S., Durham, A., & Cruz, J. (2020). Quarantined across borders: Theorizing embodied transnationalism, precarious citizenship, and resilience for collective healing. Journal of Applied Communication Research Online Publication Communication Intervention 1, 1-9. 

  4. Ramasubramanian, S. & Darzabi, R. (2020). Civic engagement, social justice, and media literacy. In Media Literacy in a Disruptive Media Environment. Edited by Bill Christ and Belinha De Abreu. (pp. 272-282; Chapter 17). Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780367814762-22   Full-Text   Direct Link    ResearchGate

  5. Ramasubramanian, S., Winfield, A., & Riewestahl, E.  (2020). Positive stereotypes and counter-stereotypes: Examining their effects on prejudice reduction and favorable intergroup relations. In Media Stereotypes: From Ageism to Xenophobia. Edited by Andrew Billings & Scott Parrott. Peter Lang Publishers.    Full-Text   ResearchGate 

  6. Ramasubramanian, S. (2020). Mediated mindfulness, inter-religious bonds, and collective healing: A quarantine diary, in Religion in Quarantine: The Future of Religion in a Post-Pandemic World. Texas: Digital Religion Publications, Available electronically from   Full Text

  7. Ramasubramanian, S. & Costantini, R. (2020). Intergroup contact. In Jan Van den Bulck (Eds.). The International Encyclopedia of Media Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell/International Communication Association. doi:10.1002/9781119011071.iemp0204   Direct Link  ResearchGate

  8. Ramasubramanian, S. & Landmark, S. (2020). Ethics of empirical research. In Jan Van den Bulck (Eds.). The International Encyclopedia of Media Psychology. Wiley-Blackwell/International Communication Association. doi: 10.1002/9781119011071.iemp0014 Direct Link   ResearchGate

  9. Ramasubramanian, S. (June 2020). Convener’s essay: Media Rise’s Quarantined Across Borders series. Accessible from:

  10. Ramasubramanian, S. & Wolfe, A. (Nov 2, 2020). The promise and perils of interracial dialogue. Spectra (newsletter of the National Comm Association).

  11. Ramasubramanian, S. & Wolfe, A. (2020). The promise and perils of interracial dialogue. Communication Currents. Accessible from:

  12. Ramasubramanian, S. (June 12, 2020), Grace of the Goddess, interfaith solidarity, and true friendships in a pandemic. Medium. Accessible from:

  13. Ramasubramanian, S. (June 11, 2020). Difficult dialogues project: Curated resources on race and racism; Dr. Srivi Blog,

  14. Ramasubramanian, S.(June 7, 2020). Beyond implicit bias training: 10 ways to support BIPOC scholars in response to #BLM. Dr. Srivi Blog.

  15. Ramasubramanian, S.(June 5, 2020). A Letter to my dear dept colleagues: BLM, Communication, and Long-term Changes. Dr. Srivi Blog,

  16. Ramasubramanian, S. (May 31, 2020). White allies: 10 ways to support Black lives (with a bonus tip at the end). Medium, Available from:

  17. Ramasubramanian, S.(May 25, 2020). Reflecting on #OpenScience versus #OpenComm. Dr. Srivi Blog, Accessible from:

  18. Ramasubramanian, S. (May 23, 2020). Media literacy as essential: youth media, social justice, and civic participation. Medium, Available from:

  19. Ramasubramanian, S. (May 19, 2020). The double bind of imposter syndrome among scholars of color. Medium, Available from:


  1. Freytag, J. & Ramasubramanian, S. (2019). Are television deaths good deaths? : A narrative analysis of hospital death and dying in popular medical dramas. Health Communication, 34(7):747-754. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2018.1434735.   Direct Link   ResearchGate

  2. Ramasubramanian, S. (2019). Feminism and inclusive leadership: Bridging tradition and modernity from an Indic perspective. (In S. Bodhananda, T. Agerwala, & S. Menon (Eds.). Inclusive Leadership: Perspectives from Tradition and Modernity. (pp. 213-243; Chapter 9). Routledge: London, U.K.   Direct Link   ResearchGate

  3. Ramasubramanian, S. (2019). Media inclusion, racial justice, and digital citizenship. In Josh Grimm & Jaime Loke (Eds.). How Public Policy Impacts Racial Inequality (pp. 56-75).  LSU Press: Baton Rouge, LA.   Direct Link   ResearchGate

  4. Ramasubramanian, S. & Sousa. A. (2019). Media and ethnic stereotyping. In R. Hobbs & P. Mihailidis (Eds.). The International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy. Wiley-Blackwell/International Communication Association. 10.1002/9781118978238.ieml0109.   ResearchGate

  5. Saleem, M. & Ramasubramanian, S. (2019; online first in 2017). Muslim Americans’ responses to social identity threats: effects of media representations and experiences of discrimination. Media Psychology, 22(3), 373-393. doi: 10.1080/15213269.2017.1302345.   Direct Link   ResearchGate

  6. Saleem, M., Wojcieszak, M. E., Hawkins, I., Li, M. & Ramasubramanian, S. (2019). Social identity threats: How media and discrimination affect Muslim Americans’ identification as Americans and trust in the U.S. government. Journal of Communication, 69(2), 214-236. doi: 10.1093/joc/jqz001.   Direct Link   ResearchGate

  7. Winfield, A. & Ramasubramanian, S. (November, 2019). Colorism & Catfish(ing): Online Deception, Romantic Relationships, and the Effects of Skin Tone Bias in Catfish, The TV Show, In Media Res.


  1. Dill-Shackleford, K., Ramasubramanian, S. & Drake, L. (2018). Stories about Black men and their consequences for health. In Kimber Bogard, Velma McBride Murry, & Charlee Alexander (Eds.). Perspectives on Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health, (pp. 151-168; Chapter 9); National Academy of Medicine.  Direct Link   ResearchGate

  2.  Ramasubramanian, S. & Miles, C. (2018). Framing the Syrian refugee crisis: a comparative analysis of Arabic and English news souces. International Journal of Communication, 12, 4488-4506.   Direct Link   ResearchGate

  3.  Ramasubramanian, S. & Miles, C. (2018). White nationalist rhetoric, neoliberal multiculturalism, and colorblind racism: Decolonial critique of Richard Spencer’s campus visit. Javnost: The Public, 25(4), 426-444.  doi: 10.1080/13183222.2018.1486058.   Direct Link   ResearchGate



  1. Dill-Shackleford, K., Ramasubramanian, S., Behm-Morawitz, E., Scharrer, E. Burgess, M., & Flemish, D. (2017). Social Group Stories in the Media and Child Development. Pediatrics. 140 (Supplement 2) S157-S161; doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-1758W.   Full-Text   Direct Link    ResearchGate

  2. Janicke, S. & Ramasubramanian, S. (2017). Spiritual media experiences, trait transcendence, and enjoyment of popular films. Journal of Media and Religion, 16(2), 51-66, doi: 10.1080/15348423.2017.131112.   Direct Link   ResearchGate

  3. Ramasubramanian, S. (2017). Mindfulness, stress coping, and everyday resilience among emerging youth in a university setting: A mixed methods approach. International Journal of Adolescence & Youth. 22 (3), 308-321. doi: 10.1080/02673843.2016.1175361.   Direct Link    ResearchGate

  4. Ramasubramanian, S. (2017). Book review: media exposure during infancy and early childhood: The effects of content and context on learning and development. Journal of Children & Media; 11(4), 502–503; doi: 10.1080/17482798.2017.1375216   Direct Link   ResearchGate

  5. Ramasubramanian, S. & Doshi, M. (2017). Ethnic performance, language proficiency, and ethnic media use among Indian American immigrants. Journal of International & Intercultural Communication, 10(3), 183-200. doi: 10.1080/17513057.2016.1272707.   Direct Link    ResearchGate

  6. Ramasubramanian, S., Doshi, M. & Saleem, M. (2017). Mainstream versus ethnic media: How they shape self-esteem and ethnic pride among ethnic minority audiences. International Journal of Communication, 11, 1879–1899.   Direct Link    ResearchGate

  7.  Ramasubramanian, S. & Martinez, A. (2017). News framing of Obama, racialized scrutiny, and symbolic racism. Howard Journal of Communication, 28(1), 36-54. Doi: 10.1080/10646175.2016.1235519.   Direct Link   ResearchGate

  8. Ramasubramanian, S., Sousa, A. & Gonlin, V. (2017). Facilitated dialogues to combat racism: A goal-based approach. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 45 (5), 537-556, doi:10.1080/00909882.2017.1382706.   Full-Text    Direct Link   ResearchGate

  9. Ramasubramanian, S. & Yadlin-Segal, A. (2017). Building meaningful cross-sector partnerships for children and media initiatives: A conversation café with scholars and activists from around the world (Journal Article Reprinted as Book Chapter). In D. Lemish, A. Jordan & V. Rideout (Eds.). Children, Adolescents and Media: The Future of Research and Action. Routledge.   Direct Link   ResearchGate

  10. Ramasubramanian, S. & Yadlin-Segal, A. (2017). Stigma: media influence on. In P. Roessler (Ed.). International Encyclopedia of Media Effects. (pp. 1933-1940). Wiley-Blackwell/International Communication Association. doi: 10.1002/9781118783764.wbieme0159   Direct Link    ResearchGate

  11. Sousa, A & Ramasubramanian, S. (2017). Challenging gender and racial stereotypes in online spaces: Alternative storytelling among Latino/a youth in the U.S. In D. Lemish & M. Götz (Eds.). Beyond the Stereotypes – Images of Boys and Girls, and their Consequences (pp. 75-83). Gothenburg, Sweden: Nordicom Press.   Full-Text   Direct Link   ResearchGate


  1. Ramasubramanian, S. (2016). Srividya Ramasubramanian on Gordon Allport.  In R. Hobbs (Ed.). Exploring the Roots of Digital and Media Literacy through Personal Narrative.  Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press. doi: 10.2307/j.ctvrf898z.9   Direct Link   ResearchGate

  2. Ramasubramanian, S. (2016). Racial/ethnic identity, community-oriented media initiatives, and transmedia storytelling. The Information Society, 32(5), 333-342. doi: 10.1080/01972243.2016.1212618.   Direct Link   ResearchGate

  3. Ramasubramanian, S. & Yadlin-Segal, A. (2016). Building meaningful cross-sector partnerships for children and media initiatives: A conversation café with scholars and activists from around the world. Journal of Children and Media. 10(2), 216-224; doi: 10.1080/17482798.2015.1127840.   Full-Text   Direct Link   ResearchGate

  4. Saleem, M., Yang, G. & Ramasubramanian, S. (2016). Reliance on direct and mediated contact and public policies supporting outgroup harm. Journal of Communication. 66(4), 604-624; doi: 10.1111/jcom.12234   Direct Link   ResearchGate


  1. Martinez, A. & Ramasubramanian, S. (2015). Latino audiences, racial/ethnic identification, and responses to stereotypical comedy. Mass Communication & Society, 18(2), 209-229; doi: 10.1080/15205436.2014.907427.   Direct Link   ResearchGate

  2. Ramadurai, V., Sharf, B. & Ramasubramanian, S. (2015). Roads less traveled: Health seeking narratives and the pathfinder model of CAM usage. Qualitative Health Research. 26, 1216-1228; doi: 10.1177/1049732315582009.   Direct Link   ResearchGate

  3. Ramasubramanian, S. (2015). Using celebrity news to reduce racial/ethnic prejudice. Journal of Social Issues, 71(1), 123-137; doi: 10.1111/josi.12100.   Direct Link    ResearchGate

  4. Scharrer, E. & Ramasubramanian, S. (2015). Intervening in the media’s influence on stereotypes of race and ethnicity: The role of media literacy. Journal of Social Issues, 71(1), 171-185. doi: 10.1111/josi.12103.   Full-Text   Direct Link   ResearchGate


  1. Ramasubramanian, S. (2014). Media and spirituality. In Media and Social Life (pp. 46-62). (Eds.) M.B. Oliver & A. Raney. New York: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315794174-4   Direct Link   ResearchGate

  2. Ramasubramanian, S. (September 2014). Promoting engaged scholarship and community-oriented media for social good. The Huffington Post.

  3. Ramasubramanian, S. & Murphy, C.J. (2014). Experimental studies of media stereotyping effects. In M. Webster & J. Sell (Eds.). Laboratory Experiments in the Social Sciences (pp. 385-402). San Diego, CA: Academic Press. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-404681-8.00017-0   Direct Link    ResearchGate



  1. Ramasubramanian, S. (2013). Intergroup contact, media exposure, and racial attitudes, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 42 (1), 54-72.   Direct Link   ResearchGate

  2. Ramasubramanian, S.  (September, 2013). Rise up for meaningful media. The Huffington Post.

  3. Ramasubramanian, S.  (December 2013). TVG’s London workshop marked by wisdom and humor. Sruti Magazine.   Direct Link


  1. Ramasubramanian, S.  (June 2012). Finding a common thread to weave magical music. Asian Outlook Magazine.   ResearchGate

  2. Ramasubramanian, S. (June 8, 2012). Exploring the Dhrupad-Dikshitar Connection. The Indian Express (International Edition). 

  3. Ramasubramanian, S. & Kornfield, S. (August 2012). “I wish I could be like her: Japanese anime heroines as role models.” Communication Currents, 7(4).

  4. Ramasubramanian, S. & Kornfield, S. (2012). Japanese anime heroines as role models for U.S. youth: wishful identification, parasocial interaction, and intercultural entertainment effects.  Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 5(3), 189-207.   Full-Text    Direct Link    ResearchGate

  5. Sanders, M. S. & Ramasubramanian, S. (2012). An examination of African Americans' stereotyped perceptions of fictional media characters. Howard Journal of Communication, 23(1), 17-39.   Direct Link    ResearchGate



  1. Ramasubramanian, S. (2011). The impact of stereotypical versus counter-stereotypical media exemplars on racial attitudes, causal attributions, and support for affirmative action. Communication Research, 38, 497-516.   Direct Link    ResearchGate

  2.  Ramasubramanian, S. (2011). Television exposure, model minority portrayals, and Asian-American stereotypes: An exploratory study. Journal of Intercultural Communication,


  1. Ramasubramanian, S. (2010). Testing the cognitive-affective consistency of intercultural attitudes: Can stereotypes explain hostile and benevolent prejudice? Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 39(2), 103-119.   Direct Link   ResearchGate

  2. Ramasubramanian, S. (2010). Television viewing, racial attitudes, and policy preferences: Exploring the role of social identity and intergroup emotions in influencing support for affirmative action. Communication Monographs, 77(1), 102-120.  Direct Link    ResearchGate

  3. Ramasubramanian, S. (April 2010). Do television stereotypes influence support for affirmative action? Communication Currents, 5(2).


  1. Ramasubramanian, S. & Jain, P. (2009). Gender stereotypes and normative heterosexuality in matrimonial ads from globalizing India. Asian Journal of Communication, 19 (3), 253-269.   Direct Link   ResearchGate

  2. Ramasubramanian, S. & Sanders, M.S. (2009). The good, the bad, and the ugly:  Exploring the role of emotions in understanding the appeal of video game characters. American Journal of Media Psychology, 2(1/2), 148-169.   Direct Link   ResearchGate



  1. Oliver, M. B., Yang, H., Ramasubramanian, S., Kim, J., & Lee, S. (2008). Exploring implications of perceived media reinforcement on third-person perceptions. Communication Research, 35(4), 745-769.   Direct Link   ResearchGate

  2. Ramasubramanian, S., & Martin, S. (2008). Teens and the new media environment: Challenges and opportunities. In A. B. Jordan, D. Kunkel, J. Manganello, & M. Fishbein (Eds.). Media Messages and Public Health: A Decisions Approach to Content Analysis (pp. 99-115). New York: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203887349   Full-Text   Direct Link    ResearchGate

  3. Yang, H., Ramasubramanian, S. & Oliver, M. B. (2008). Cultivation effects on quality of life indicators: Exploring the effects of American television consumption on feelings of relative deprivation in South Korea and India, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 52(2), 247-267.   Direct Link    ResearchGate




  1. Oliver, M. B., Mahood, C., Kalyanaraman, S., & Ramasubramanian, S. (2007). Sexual and violent imagery in movie previews: Effects on viewer perceptions and anticipated enjoyment, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 51(4), 596-614.   Direct Link   ResearchGate

  2. Oliver, M. B., Ramasubramanian, S., & Kim, J. (2007). Media and racism. D.R. Roskos-Ewoldsen & J. Monahan (Eds.). Communication and Social Cognition: Theories and Methods (pp. 273-294), Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.   ResearchGate

  3. Ramasubramanian, S. (2007). Media-based strategies to reduce racial stereotypes activated by news stories. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 84 (2), 249-264.   Direct Link   ResearchGate

  4. Ramasubramanian, S. & Oliver, M. B. (2007). Activating and suppressing hostile and benevolent racism: Evidence for comparative stereotyping, Media Psychology, 9 (3), 623-646.   Direct Link   ResearchGate

  5. Ramasubramanian, S. & Oliver, M.B. (2007). Portrayals of sexual violence in popular Hindi films (Journal Article Reprinted as Book Chapter). In R. Ghadially (Ed.). Urban Women in Contemporary India (pp.170-182). New Delhi: Sage Publications.   ResearchGate



  • Ramasubramanian, S. & Oliver, M.B. (2006). Portrayals of sexual violence in popular Hindi films (Journal Article Reprinted as Book Chapter). In C. K. Weaver & C. Carter (Eds.). Critical Readings: Violence and the Media (pp. 210-225). Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press.   ResearchGate



  • Ramasubramanian, S. (2005). A content analysis of the portrayal of India in films produced in the West. Howard Journal of Communication, 16(4), 243-265.   Direct Link    ResearchGate



  1. Ramasubramanian, S. & Oliver, M.B. (2003). Portrayals of sexual violence in popular Hindi films, 1997-99, Sex Roles, 48, 327-336.   Direct Link   ResearchGate

  2. Olorunnisola, A., Ramasubramanian, S., Russill, C. & Dumas, J. (2003). Case study effectiveness in a team-teaching and gen-ed environment. Journal of General Education, 52 (3), 175-198.   Direct Link   ResearchGate


  •  Ramasubramanian, S., Gyure, J.F. & Mursi, N.M. (2002). Impact of Internet images: Impression formation effects of university web sites. Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, 12 (2), 49-68. doi: 10.1300/J050v12n02_04  Direct Link    ResearchGate 




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