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Graduate Students of Color Dinner 2/12


Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)

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The Graduate Students of Color Dinner Series provides an intimate opportunity for graduate students of color to hear from various faculty of color about their individual journeys and best practices for navigating the academy and other professional arenas. This program is in partnership with the Office of Graduate Student Life at the Student Resource Center. 

RSVP via - space is limited! Please note there are only 30 spots avaiable for the dinner, after the initial 30 slots are filled you will be put on a waitlist and notified if a spot becomes available. 

The Faculty Speaking at the February 12th dinner will be:

Dr. Paula Chakravartlty, Steinhardt

Paula Chakravartty is an Associate Professor at the Gallatin School and the Department of Media, Culture and Communications of New York University. Her research and teaching interests span comparative political economy of media industries, postcolonial and critical race theory, and social movements and global governance. She is the co-editor of Race, Empire and the Crisis of the Subprime (with Denise Ferreira da Silva, Johns Hopkins Press, 2013), the co-author of Media Policy and Globalization (with Katharine Sarikakis, University of Edinburgh Press and Palgrave, 2006), and co-editor of Global Communications: Towards a Transcultural Political Economy, (with Yuezhi Zhao, Rowman & Littlefield, 2008). Her writings have been published in a number of journals, including American Quarterly, International Journal of Communication, Media Culture and Society and Political Communication. Her current two main research projects include: a book manuscript on the politics of digital inclusion in Brazil and India; and a second collaborative research project funded by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) on mediated activism in India, China and the Middle East.


Dr. Charlton Mcllwain, Steinhardt

  • Ph.D. University of Oklahoma 2001, Communication
  • M.H.R. Human Relations, University of Oklahoma 1996
  • B.A. Oklahoma Baptist University 1994, Family Psychology

As a researcher, writer and teacher, my primary interests focus broadly on issues of race and media, particularly within the social and political arena. My previous work centered on how political candidates construct, mobilize, benefit or suffer damage from race-based appeals. In 2011 I co-authored the book Race Appeal: How Candidates Invoke Race in U.S. Political Campaigns (Temple University Press). In 2012, the book won the prestigious Ralph Bunche Award, given by the American Political Science Association for the best book addressing ethnic pluralism. The same year, the American Library Association recognized the book as one of theBest of the Best books among academic publishers. In addition to authoring/coauthoring four additional books and close to thirty scholarly journal articles and chapter in edited volumes, and regularly providing expert commentary for local, state, national and international media, I continue to pursue research about racial appeals through collaborative work focused on analyses of individuals’ real-time perceptions of race-based appeals in political advertising, as well as a variety of cognitive/physiological responses to racialized communication.

My recent interests, however, have turned to the intersections of race and digital media, principally as they relate to three primary questions: to what degree can/has the internet and other forms of digital media use lead to increased political participation, voice and influence for people of color?; in what ways might internet use provide greater access to social, professional and economic mobility for people of color?; and in what tangible ways do forms of racial discrimination, disparate treatment and denial of opportunity take place in online environments? I’m currently working on four specific projects: mapping and analyzing race-blogger hyperlink networks; mapping and analyzing race-worker networks and information flow on Twitter; analysis of white, black, and Latino LinkedIn users; and a bibliometric project analyzing work in race-media-communication from the late 1800s to the present. I’ve incorporated these projects under the RaceWorkProject.

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