Srivi Ramasubramanian's research addresses pressing contemporary global issues relating to media, diversity, and social justice.  She is most widely recognized for her pioneering work on critical media effects, media literacy, difficult dialogues, race and media, and prejudice reduction.  She has published in leading national and international outlets such as the Journal of Communication, Communication Monographs, Sex Roles, Journal of Social Issues, Media Psychology, International Journal of Communication, and Communication Research. 

Community-Based Applied Research

Srivi Ramasubramanian is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Media Rise, a nonprofit for meaningful media. She leads media festivals for social change, media literacy workshops for teens and K-12 teachers, and community-based initiatives around the world. She is the Founder and Co-Director of the Difficult Dialogues Project, which focuses on empathy building, inter-group communication, and community building. Other community initiatives include Muslims & Media Project, Afrooz Online Media Literacy Program, Media Literacy & Civic Engagement, South Asian Diaspora Project, Chasing Ice Project, and Catalyst: Media and Art for Social Change. Other campus initiatives include the First-Gen Freshmen Mentoring Program (FIG), Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop Series, Communicating Diversity Student Conference, Hullabaloo U (Respect & Inclusion Module) for First Year Experience,  and Communication Writing Group. 

Talks + Workshops

Dr. Srivi Ramasubramanian brings with her over two decades of experience on topics related to media, diversity, and social justice. She has given more than 100 keynotes, invited talks, and presentations on topics such as difficult dialogues, race relations, and media literacy. As an award-winning teacher and diversity educator, she has also designed and facilitated more than 50 interactive workshops for various organizations on such topics as inclusive communication, facilitated difficult dialogues, race relations, organizational well-being, and mindfulness.

Disciplinary Service

Srivi Ramasubramanian serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Communication Research and on the editorial board of nine journals including Journal of Communication, Communication Monographs, Journal of International & Intercultural Communication, Journal of Children and Media, the Journal of Media Literacy Education, Psychology of Popular Media, Southern Journal of Communication, and Communication Education. She has held several leadership positions in professional organizations such as NCA, ICA, and SACA including on the NCA legislative assembly, Chair of the NCA Mass Comm Division, Chair of the ICA Aubrey Fischer Mentoring Awards Committee, and Steering Committee Member of SACA.

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