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The Institute welcomes Radha Hegde from New York University as Visiting Professor in Gender Studies

Prof. Dr. Radha Hegde

Prof. Dr. Radha Hegde
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The Institute for Media and Communication Studies is very pleased to welcome Radha S. Hegde as Dahlem International Network Professor in Gender Studies in the Summer Semester 2019.

As Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University, she focuses on migration, media flows, globalization and transnational feminism.

Radha Hegde is the author of Mediating Migration ( 2016), the editor of Circuits of Visibility: Gender and Transnational Media Cultures (2011) and co-editor of the Handbook of the Indian Diaspora (2017). She serves on the editorial board of several major journals in the field of media and cultural studies. Until recently, she co-edited the journal Feminist Media Studies.

Hegde was awarded the Fulbright-Nehru Professional Excellence Award and spent the academic year (2014-2015) in India researching her next project, which tracks the cultural politics of English in India and how it has evolved from its colonial histories to being the language of communication and global aspirations today. She has been recently selected to receive the 2019 Teresa Award for the Advancement of Feminist Scholarship by the International Communication Association.

With a Master in English from the University of Delhi, India and a Master in Journalism from Ohio State University, Radha wrote for the Indian Express in Chennai, India, before she started her academic career. She is one of the founding members of Manavi, the first feminist South Asian group established in the United States working at the intersection of gender violence and migration.

Radha Hegde will hold two seminars in the Summer Semester 2019: For Bachelor students the seminar Narrating Migration (28628) and for Master students the seminar Gender and Globalization (28861). Her public Inaugural Lecture titled Itinerant Data: Unveiling Gendered Security at the Border will take place on April, 24, 2019 at 6 p.m. at Harnack-Haus, Ihnestraße 16 –20, 14195 Berlin. Everyone interested is welcome to attend, the admission is free.