Radhika Gajjala, Ph.D.

Radhika_Gajjalla

Position: Professor
Phone: 419-372-0528
Email: radhik@bgsu.edu
Address: 328 Kuhlin Center

Profile:

Radhika Gajjala (PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1998) is a Professor of Media and Communication (SMC) and of American Culture Studies (ACS) at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA. She was Fulbright Professor in Digital Culture at University of Bergen, Norway for the year 2015-2016. In 2012, she was Senior Fulbright scholar at Soegijapranata Catholic University. She has researched non-profit organizations and also engaged in community partnerships with biracial communities in the U.S. She has been director of Women’s Studies and of American Culture studies programs at BGSU. Her work that engages themes related to globalization, digital labor, feminism and social justice. Published books include “Online Philanthropy: Connecting, microfinancing, and gaming for change” (Lexington Press, 2017). Lexington "Cyberculture and the subaltern" (Lexington Press, 2012) and "Cyberselves: Feminist ethnographies of south Asian women" (Altamira, 2004).  Co-edited collections include "Cyberfeminism 2.0" (2012), "Global media culture and identity" (2011), "South Asian Technospaces"(2008) and "Webbing cyberfeminist practice" (2008). She is currently working on book length projects on “Digital diasporas: genderered labor, affect and technomediation of India” (under review 2018). Lexington Press, UK “Tangled Yarn and Tangled Wires: DIY fiber crafting cultures online” and “Gendered digital labor: Affective networks through domestic space.”

Education:

Ph.D University of Pittsburgh, PA
M.A. Duquesne University, PA

Courses Taught:

International Communication
Intercultural Communication
Topics in American Culture Studies
Topics in WGGS
Media and Cultural Studies
Humanistic Methods
Social Media for Strategic Communication
Special topics in Media and Communication

Select Representative Works:

Gajjala, R. (forthcoming). Digital diasporas: Labor, affect and technomediation in South Asia. Lexington Press, UK.

Gajjala, R. (2017). Online philanthropy in the global north and south: Connecting, microfinancing, and gaming for change. Lanham, MD: Lexington Press.