Distinguished Scholar Award for Dr Raka Shome

Each year the Critical and Cultural Studies Division of the National Communication Association presents awards for outstanding scholarship, teaching, and professional service in the field of communication. This year, Dr Raka Shome will be awarded the Distinguished Scholar Award for her work in Cultural Studies in Communication.  The award recognises scholarly achievements in the study of human communication and will be given to Dr Shome during this year’s NCA Annual Convention which will be held in Philadelphia from 10-13 Nov, 2016.

” I am delighted about this award not just because ‘I’ received it but more important because it honors the kinds of difficult and challenging work that many scholars working on decolonization of academic knowledge are engaged in”, says Dr Shome.


Dr Shome at a lecture in Germany. Photo credit: Universität Erfurt

Dr Shome’s research interests are in Asian Modernities, Transnational relations of India, Racism and Media in a global context, Transnational Media Cultures and Gender, and the Transnational politics of knowledge production as a communication issue. She has published numerous articles and book chapters in leading journals the field of Media and Communication Studies and is the author of Diana and Beyond: White Femininity, National Identity, and Contemporary Media Culture – a book that examines how new sets of postcolonial relations in contemporary western cultures are mediated through images of white femininity.

Congratulations, Dr Shome!


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