Keynotes & Workshops

Dr. Srivi Ramasubramanian routinely gives several keynotes and invited lectures on various topics relating to her expertise on media, diversity, and social justice such as difficult dialogues, race relations, and media literacy. As an award-winning teacher and diversity educator she has also designed and facilitated several tailored interactive workshops for various organizations on such topics as inclusive communication, facilitated difficult dialogues, race relations, and organizational well-being.

Difficult Dialogues & Anti-Racism Workshops

  • Difficult dialogue workshop series on campus race relations [2 hour workshop with approx. 60-70 students, faculty, and staff participants in each session to recognize and combat racial micro-aggressions in everyday campus life]. Texas A&M University; March 2016, April 2016, October 2016, November 2016, November 2017, April 2018, March 2019, April 2019, September 2019, October 2019

  • RECognizing and countering campus racism: Effective tools and strategies. 2-hour interactive workshop for 40 staff members, Department of Recreational Sports, Division of Student Affairs, Texas A&M University, May 2019.

  • Navigating our current campus and national climate, Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate Luncheon Series [for graduate students of color in STEM fields], Texas A&M University, 2017.

  • Role of student leaders in addressing bias and improving campus climate. MSC Unity Dinner (for student leaders of diversity-related organizations), Memorial Student Center, 2016

  • Addressing racial/ethnic microaggressions in the classroom and elsewhere on campus. Lunch and Learn Workshop Series [for staff, faculty, and graduate students]. College of Science, Texas A&M University, December 2016

  • Difficult dialogues and campus racism, Ag President’s Council (undergraduate and graduate student leaders), College of Agriculture, October 2016

  • Fightin’ racism [2 hour experiential workshop on anti-racism for 40 peer mentors for freshmen students of color]. ExCEL Mentors. Texas A&M University, April 2016

  • Combating campus racism: Effective tools and strategies [for graduate students of color in STEM fields to learn about and practice effective tools to respond to racial microaggressions]. Texas Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate Annual Conference, Prairie View A&M University, November 2016.

  • Processing the election [1 hour workshop for about 70 faculty, staff and students to process thoughts and feelings about the 2016 presidential elections and find ways to transcend partisanship and unite as Aggies and as a nation], Texas A&M University, November 2016.


Keynotes, Colloquium Talks, and Plenaries

  • Nordic Network for Intercultural Communication, Valmiera, Latvia, Beyond diversity as commodity: Neoliberal multiculturalism, anti-oppression pedagogy, and inclusive communication (videotaped keynote), November 2019.

  • California PolyTechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Campus climate, racial microaggressions, and inclusive communication: A dialogue-based approach, October 2019.

  • University of California at Santa Barbara, Difficult dialogues, anti-racism, and inclusive communication: Transforming our classrooms, campuses, and communities,” October 2019.

  • Emerson College, Difficult dialogues, anti-racism pedagogy, and inclusive communication, September 2019.

  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Blurring the boundaries, balancing the tensions: Meanings, practices, risks, challenges, and opportunities for Communication scholar-activists, September 2019.

  • Texas A&M Communications Summit, Identifying and reaching excluded groups on campus, September 2019.

  • Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, Critical media effects, Islamophobia, and (de)stigmatization, Decolonizing Anti-Racist Interventions series, July 2019

  • Elihu Katz colloquium series, University of Pennsylvania (Annenberg School for Communication), Stereotyping, (de)stigmatization, and social justice: Examining the role of media, April 2019

  • UT-Dallas (School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication), Dean’s colloquium series, Media inclusion, racial justice, and critical new media literacies: Charting an agenda for social change, February 2019

  • Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month Celebrations, Keynote address for the inaugural Leadership Education for APIDA Development (LEAD) conference, Texas A&M University, APIDA/American/Aggie: Exploring the intersections, challenging the stereotypes, and redefining our identities, 2018.

  • St. Mary’s College of California, Roy E. and Patricia Disney Forum Speaker Series, Illegal aliens, perpetual foreigners, and model minorities: How media portrayals of immigrants shape users’ attitudes and beliefs. 2018.

  • Breaux Symposium on Race and Policy, Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs, Louisiana State University, Media inclusion, racial justice, and digital citizenship, 2017

  • TEDx Symposium, Lee College – Huntsville Center (first TEDx event in a Texas prison), The power of media for an inclusive world, 2017.

  • Keynote lecture for Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Celebrations, Penn State University, Geeks, dragon ladies, and perpetual foreigners: Countering stereotypes of Asian-Americans in the media and beyond. 2017

  • United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, New York, Energizing social inclusion through youth-produced media. 2016

  • NCA Institute for Faculty Development (Hope Conference), Hope College, Media stereotypes, positive storytelling and critical media literacy, 2015

  • NCA Institute for Faculty Development (Hope Conference), Hope College, Roundtable on the future of academia and the Communication discipline, 2015

  • Macquerie University, Sydney, Australia, Intercultural communication, media literacy, and stereotype reduction, 2014.

  • Mudra Inst. of Communication Ahmedabad (MICA), India, From MICA to Media Rise. 2014

  • International Women’s Conference, Bangalore, India, Media literacy, women’s empowerment, and positive human values. 2014

  • National University of Singapore, Singapore, Media literacy, ethnic performance & stereotyping processes. 2014

  • London School of Economics, London, U.K., Celebrity news, racial/ethnic stereotypes, & affirmative action policy support, 2013

  • V Univ. of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, The curious case of counter-stereotypes, 2013

  • Hanover University, Germany, Media literacy, counter-stereotypes and prejudice reduction. 2013

  • Communication University of China, Beijing, China,Media strategies to reduce prejudice. 2012

  • Mary Junck Lecture Series, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Obama, Oprah, & Omarosa: Counter-stereotypic media exemplars and their effects on prejudice reduction, 2012

  • Kansas State University, Media exposure, interracial contact, and racial attitudes. 2011