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Prof. Radha S. Hegde

Radha S. Hegde

Radha S. Hegde
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Radha S. Hegde is the new Dahlem International Network Professor for Gender Studies for the 2019 summer semester.

Radha Hegde is a professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University (NYU). She came to the field of media and communication in the USA after studying English literature and working as a journalist for a national English language newspaper in India. Her research and teaching focuses on transnational feminist media studies, migration and media, and language, media and globalization. She is also co-editor of the academic journal Feminist Media Studies. Her work has been honored with numerous prizes and awards, including the prestigious Charles H. Wolbert Research Award of the National Communication Association in 2017.

At Freie Universität Berlin, Radha Hegde will contribute a new dimension to research and teaching at the Institute for Media and Communication Studies and the Margherita von Brentano Center for Gender Studies. She will also teach an undergraduate course on “Narrating Migration” and a Master’s course on “Gender and Globalization”. These courses will provide interdisciplinary and global perspectives on gender and migration and highlight the centrality of media issues to the understanding of the contemporary global moment and its gendered dynamics.

Professor Hegde will give her Inaugural Lecture on April 24, 2019 on “Itinerant Data: Unveiling Gendered Scrutiny at the Border”. The public lecture will take place at 6 p.m. in Harnack-Haus, Ihnestraße 16-20, 14195 Berlin.