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Anjali Ram

Anjali Ram, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication
B.A. Nowrosjee Wadia College, M.A. University of Pune, India, M.A., Ph.D. Ohio University
Contact Information
x3162
GHH 322

Courses Taught:

Intercultural Communication
International Communication
Intro to Mass Media
Mass Comm Research

Publications:

Articles/Essays
Ram, A. (in press). “Bollywood and globalization: Reassembling gender and nation in Kal Ho Na Ho.” In M. Meyers (Ed.), (2nd Ed), Women in popular culture: Representation and meaning. Hampton Press.

Ram, A. (2003). “Memory and the reconstitution of cultural identities in the Asian Indian diaspora.” In M. Fong and R. Chuang (Eds.), Communicating ethnic and cultural identity (pp.121-133). Rowan and Littlefield.

Ram, A. (2002). “Framing the feminine: Diasporic readings of gender in Indian cinema.” Women’s Studies in Communications, 25, 25-52.

Ram, A. (1999). “Immigrant inscriptions: Redefining race and gender in Mississippi Masala.” In M. Meyers (Ed.), Mediated women: Representations in popular culture (pp.355-368). Hampton Press.

Bhatia, S. & Ram A. (2006). “Culture, hybridity and the dialogical self: Cases from the South Asian-American Diaspora.” In A.K. Sahoo and B. Maharaj (Eds.), Sociology of the Diaspora: A Reader. Rawat Press, New Delhi. (invited reprint).

Bhatia, S. & Ram A. (2004). “Culture, hybridity and the dialogical self: Cases from the South Asian-American Diaspora.” Mind, Culture, and Activity, 11, 224-240.

Bhatia, S. & Ram, A. (2001). “Rethinking acculturation in relation to diasporic cultures and postcolonial identities.” Human Development, 44, 1-17.

Bhatia, S. & Ram, A. (2001). “Locating the dialogical self in the age of transnational migrations, border crossings and diasporas.” Culture and Psychology, 7, 296-309.

Singhal, A., & Ram, A. (1993). “The communication challenge to AIDS prevention and control.” Critique: A Review of Indian Journalism, 1, 30-36.

Hafen, S., & Ram, A. (1995). “Women’s gossip justified: Recuperating gossip as feminist praxis.” In J. Knuf (Ed.), Texts and identities: Proceedings of the third annual Kentucky conference on narrative, (pp.177-189). Lexington: KY: University of Kentucky Printing Services.

Ram, A. (2005). “Review of the book East/west.” Reason and Respect.

Ram, A. (2005). “Review of the book Gender in applied communication contexts.” Sex Roles, 52, 713-714

Ram, A. (2000). “Review of the book A patchwork shawl: Chronicles of South Asian women in America.” National Identity, 2, 98-100
Convention/Conference Presentations

Ram, A. (April, 2007). National texts/transnational identities: How Bollywood attempts to reach out to the Indian diaspora. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Eastern Communication Association, Providence, RI.

Ram, A. (April, 2007). Roundtable participant for panel titled, “Motherhood and Academia,” presented at the annual convention of the Eastern Communication Association, Providence, RI.

Ram, A. (November, 2005). From spectator to protagonist: A textual analysis of Bollywood’s representations of the diaspora. Paper to be presented at the annual convention of the National Communication Association, Boston, MA.

Ram, A. (November, 2005). Roundtable participant for panel titled, “Patriots” in the classroom: Discussions and debates post 9-11, to be held at the annual convention of the National Communication Association, Boston, MA.

Ram A. (April, 2004). “Rethinking power and positionality in feminist ‘native’ ethnography.” Paper presentation at the annual convention of the Eastern Communication Association, Boston, MA.

Ram A. (April, 2004). Roundtable participant for panel titled, “Not on my dime!”: Charting the contours of contested knowledge,” at the annual convention of the Eastern Communication Association, Boston, MA.

Ram A. (November, 2003). “Transnational Gendered Mediations: How South Asian women deploy the rhetoric of feminism to reconstitute identity in the Diaspora.” Paper presented at the annual convention of the National Communication Association, Miami, FL.

Ram A. (November, 2003). “Bollywood in the Diaspora: How Cinema Mediates Memory, National Identity and Cultural Difference.” Paper presented at the annual convention of the National Communication Association, Miami, FL.

Ram A. (April, 2001). Disciplining feminism: An analysis of sexual identity in Hum Rahi, an Indian soap opera. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Eastern Communication Association, Portland. ME.

Ram, A. (April 2001). Texts and Contexts: Re-examine the pedagogical resources available for teaching Intercultural Communication. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Eastern Communication Association, Portland. ME.

Ram, A. (November, 2000). “Cinema and the Imagined Community: Nationalism and Popular Culture in the Indian Diaspora.” Paper presented at the annual convention of the National Communication Association, Seattle.

Ram A. (November, 2000). Roundtable participant for discussion titled “A Conversation about what Constitutes Ethnography: Multiple Voices in an Exploratory Forum” held at the annual convention of the National Communication Association, Seattle.

Ram, A. & Bhatia, S. (July, 2000). “Migrancy, Media and the Making of Imagined Moral Communities.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Moral Education, Glasgow, Scotland.

Ram, A. (November, 1999). “Framing the feminine: Diasporic readings of gender in Indian cinema.” Paper presented at the annual convention of the National Communication Association, Chicago. (Top Paper Award for the Feminist and Women’s Studies Division).

Ram, A. (November, 1999). Proposer and Chair for panel titled “Coloring Outside Intercultural Truisms” held at the annual convention of the National Communication Association, Chicago.

Ram, A. (November, 1999). “Beyond the rhetoric of binarism: Postcolonial alternatives to teaching intercultural communication.” Paper presented at the annual convention of the National Communication Association, Chicago.

Pathak, A., & Ram, A. (November, 1998). “Radha: Rituals of desire and raptures of devotion” Paper presented at the annual convention of the National Communication Association, New York.

Ram, A. (November, 1997). “Field notes from home: Reflections on feminist ethnographic methods.” Poster session presented at the annual convention of the Speech Communication Association, Chicago.

Ram, A. (November, 1997). “Re-territorializing the classroom: South Asian pedagogical encounters.” Poster session presented at the annual convention of the Speech Communication Association, Chicago.

Ram, A. (November, 1996). “Is there an(other) voice in this class? The politics of representation in feminist pedagogy?” Paper presented at the annual convention of the Speech Communication Association, San Diego.

Ram, A. (November, 1995). “Third World others and First World marginals–all in (an)other space.” Paper presented at the annual convention of the Speech Communication Association, San Antonio.

Ram, A. (November, 1995). “Inscribing the discourse of diversity within pedagogical spaces.” Paper presented at the annual convention of the Speech Communication Association, San Antonio.

Ram, A., & Hafen, S. (October, 1995). “Narratives from the diaspora: (Re)presenting race, class and gender in Mississippi Masala and Bhaji on the Beach.” Paper presented at the Fourth International Kentucky Conference on Narrative, Lexington, Kentucky.

Ram, A., & Descutner, D. (November, 1994). “Who speaks in this text? A tri-partite analysis of gender construction in Hum Rahi.” Paper presented at the annual convention of the Speech Communication Association, New Orleans.

Ram, A. (November, 1994). “Cultural (Dis)engagements: A semiotic analysis of South Asian women reading mainstream American television”. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Speech Communication Association, New Orleans.

Hafen, S., & Ram, A. (October, 1994). “Women’s gossiping justified: Recuperating gossip as feminist praxis.” Paper presented at The Third Annual Kentucky Conference on Narrative, Lexington, Kentucky.

Ram, A., Rahoi, R., & Svenkerud, P. (July, 1994). “Deciding who wears the white hat: More effectively using myth and archetype in prosocial entertainment programming: Lessons to be learned from Hum Rahi”. Paper presented at the annual convention of the International Communication Association, Sydney, Australia. (Awarded Top Student Paper and Ranked as One of the Top Three Papers of the Intercultural and Development Communication Division).

Ram, A. (October, 1993). “Exchanges and interchanges.” Panel participant at the annual convention of the Ohio Speech Communication Association, Columbus, OH

Ram, A., & Singhal, A. (August, 1992). “Communication strategies for preventing, controlling, and coping with AIDS: Problems and prospects.” Paper presented at the annual convention of the International Association for Mass Communication Research, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Invited Talks
Ram, A. (October, 2005). “Educating the Right Way: Response to Michael Apple.” Paper presented at Education Colloquium, Connecticut College.

Ram, A. (February, 1994). “Women as sign in Hum Rahi: An analysis of gender representation in an Indian soap opera”. Paper presented at the Women’s Studies Colloquium, Ohio University.

Ram, A. (January, 1994). “Lessons from the past, visions for the future.” Panel presentation at the Annual Ohio University Leadership Conference.

Ram, A. (May, 1992). “Changing roles, changing expectations: A discussion of international women.” Panel presentation at the First Annual Conference for Women Students, Ohio University.