Radhika Gajjala, Ph.D.

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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 and of American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University, 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 Faculty Senate chair, interim Director of Women’s Studies and Director of American Culture studies programs in her years at BGSU. Her published work engages themes related to globalization, digital labor, feminism and social justice. Published books include “Digital Diasporas” (Rowman and Littlefield International 2019), “Online Philanthropy” (Lexington Press 2017), "Cyberculture and the Subaltern" (Lexington Press, 2012) and "Cyberselves: Feminist Ethnographies of South Asian Women" (Altamira, 2004).  Co-edited collections include "Cyberfeminism 2.0" (Peter Lang, 2012), "Global Media Culture and Identity" (Routledge, 2011), "South Asian Technospaces"(Peter Lang, 2008), "Webbing Cyberfeminist Practice" (Hampton Press, 2008).

She is currently also Managing Editor of the Fembot Collective and offers internships and independent research project options to students interested in collaborating on developing digital publishing, podcasting and related content for various Fembot collective projects through the Manifold digital publishing platform.

She teaches courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level on (Global) Media and Culture, Gender and Technology, International Communication, Humanistic and/or Interpretive and/or Critical Research Methods, Social Media and Social Justice movements and so on.

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. (2019). 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.