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Srividya “Srivi” Ramasubramanian

Srivi Ramasubramanian
Areas of Speciality
  • Media, Culture, and Identity
  • BLTN 202D
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Research Gate IconTAMU Scholar-iconDr. Srivi Ramasubramanian’s scholarship focuses on diversity, identity (esp. race, gender, religion, and nationality), critical media effects, intercultural communication, stereotyping, prejudice reduction, dialogue, media literacy, social justice, youth, and mindfulness.


Dr. 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. Her scholarship focuses on critical media effects, media and identity, media literacy, stereotyping processes, intercultural/intergroup communication, social justice, and mindfulness. She is the Director of the Difficult Dialogues on Campus Race Relations, founding chair of the Communicating Diversity student conference, Convener of the campus-wide Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop Series, and cofounder of Media Rise (a nonprofit for meaningful media for social change). Her current projects focus on critical media effects, implicit stereotypes and biases, Islamophobia, prejudice reduction, digital new media literacies, critical big data analysis, quantitative methods for social justice, immigrant/ethnic media, and communication scholar-activism.  She is Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Communication Research and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of CommunicationCommunication MonographsJournal of International & Intercultural Communication, and Journal of Children and Media. Her research, teaching, service, community engagement, and advocacy work have been recognized with the Liberal Arts Cornerstone Faculty Fellowship ’18-’22, NAMLE Outstanding Researcher Award, Center for Teaching Excellence Faculty Fellowship, Liberal Arts Achievements in Climate & Inclusion Award, NCA Mass Comm Division Service Award, Graduate Faculty Mentoring Awards, ACE Award for Women’s Progress, and Outstanding Diversity Team Award.

Courses Taught

  • UGST 181: Pathways to Health and Happiness
  • LBAR 181: Identity and Popular Culture (first-generation, first year seminar)
  • LBAR 181: Engaged Democracy (first-generation, first year seminar)
  • COMM 308: Social Science Research Methods for Communication
  • COMM 350: Introduction to Media Theory
  • COMM 375: Media Audiences
  • COMM 403 W: Media, Children, & Adolescents
  • COMM/WGST/AFST 407 W: Women, Minorities, and the Media
  • COMM 408 W: Advanced Research Methods
  • COMM 435 W: Rhetoric of TV and Film
  • COMM 450 W: Media Campaigns
  • COMM 460 W: Communication & Cultures of India
  • COMM 658: Seminar on Comm. & Culture: Media & Identity
  • COMM 663: Media Processes & Effects
  • COMM 689: Global Media & Social Good

Representative Publications

  • 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.
  • Saleem, Muniba & Ramasubramanian, Srividya (2019; online first in 2017). Muslim Americans’ identity management strategies in response to media stereotypes and discrimination. Media Psychology, 22(3), 373-393.
  • 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 (1/2), 1-15doi: 10.1080/13183222.2018.1486058.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ramasubramanian, S. (2015). Using celebrity news to reduce racial/ethnic prejudice. Journal of Social Issues, 71(1), 123-137; doi: 10.1111/josi.12100.
  • Ramasubramanian, S. (2007). Media-based strategies to reduce racial stereotypes activated by news stories. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 84 (2), 249-264.