Ramasubramanian earns NCA IDEA Scholarship Award

Newhouse Professor Srividya Ramasubramanian is the recipient of the IDEA Scholarship Award from the National Communication Association (NCA). The award recognizes scholarly engagement with inclusion, diversity, equity and access in terms of research, the diffusion and importance of a research program and bringing new insight and understanding to the discipline.

Srividya Ramasubramanian
Srividya Ramasubramanian (Photo by Courtney Glen White)

The honor is part of NCA’s national awards program, which recognizes the best achievements in outstanding teaching, scholarship and professional service.

Ramasubramanian is widely recognized for her pioneering work on race and media, media literacy initiatives, implicit bias reduction and scholar-activism. She is the editor-in-chief of Communication Monographs, the flagship journal of the discipline, and is the first woman of color to hold the position.

She recently was honored with the International Communication Association’s Mass Communications Division Innovation in Theory Award for her article “Critical Media Effects Framework: Bridging Critical Cultural Communication and Media Effects through Power, Intersectionality, Context, and Agency,” published in Journal of Communication in 2020.

At Newhouse, Ramasubramanian is the director of CODE^SHIFT (Collaboratory for Data Equity, Social Healing, Inclusive Futures, and Transformation), which brings together data scientists with social justice scholars.

The IDEA Scholarship Award will be presented in November at the NCA conference in New Orleans.