Service: 

I am committed to service in the community, profession, and institution. See below my most recent service contribution:  

Professional:  I have served as an issue editor, journal reviewer, and keynote speaker on areas of my scholarship. Following are my professional service commitments:

  • Dr. Carol Stabile and Dr. Radhika Gajjala invited me to participate as the issue editor of the 15th issue of Ada (a peer-reviewed journal) on Sexual Violence, Social Movements, and Social Media (2018-2019)

  • Poster session Judge on “Human Behavior” at the 6th GRID Annual Research Day, University of Maryland, April 2014

  • The reviewer of conference submissions for the 66th ICA Annual Conference, December 2015

  • The reviewer of conference submissions for the 7th GRID Annual Research Day, University of Maryland, March 2015

  • Reviewer and organizer of Signal/Noise: A Femtechnet conference on feminist pedagogy, technology and transdisciplinarity, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, April 2016

  • Reviewer, Feminist Scholarship Division, 67th ICA Annual Conference, December 2016

  • Judge, Oral presentation, on “Society, culture, and communication,” at the GRAD Annual Research Day, University of Maryland, April 2017

  • Reviewer, Commission on the Status of Women, AEJMC's Midwinter Conference, January 2017

  • Managing Editor, HeyGlobalGirl, an online magazine on the intersection of girls/women, media culture, and street culture (2015-2016)

  • ICA: South Asian Communication Association paper reviewer (2019)

  • Journal reviewer for Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society (2018-2020)

  • Journal reviewer for International Journal of Communication (2019-2020)

  • Journal reviewer for Feminist Theory: a peer-reviewed journal, published by Sage publications (2019-2020)

  • Journal reviewer for Journal of Social Issues: quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal published by Wiley-Blackwell (2019-2020)

  • Journal reviewer for Critical Studies in Media Communication, a peer-reviewed journal published by Taylor and Francis (Fall 2020)

  • Book proposal review from M.I.T. Press Publication. (2020)

  • Founding Executive board member, South Asia Communication Association (2017-2018)

  • Advisory Board Member, Girls Reporting Inc (2020- current): I am currently serving on the board helping with civic media journalism curriculum for young girls in Nepal, focusing on gender empowerment.

  • Moderator, a plenary session on, ‘Space for Stakeholders in Media Education: Search for A New Paradigm,’ International Web Convention on 100 Years of Journalism Education in South Asia: I moderated a session on journalism education during pandemic, as part of a conference on 100 Years of Journalism Education in South Asia. (fall 2020)

Institution: My role in departmental and university services has been multi-faceted, including formal service and embodying the departmental spirit of collegiality.

  • Assessment committee (2018-current)

  • Faculty training brown bag committee (2018-2019)

  • Data Analytics syllabus working group (2018-2019)

  • Scholarship Committee (2019-current)

  • Member, Search Committee (2019)

  • Member, Lecturer Committee (2020)

  • Attending department open houses (2019, 2020): I have attended both in-person and virtual open houses with Mr. Armstrong.

  • Member, Master's Thesis Committee, Elizabeth Richards, Department of Psychology (2019 – current)

  • NYT talks on International News, scheduled for Thursday, April 23, canceled due to COVID-19 (2020)

  • Invited panelist, The IRB process in a times of COVID, TU FACET: I participated in the panel to share my experience of going through the IRB process during COVID-19 and conducting qualitative research during a pandemic (2020)                                                                         

Community: From the beginning, I have continued with offering my skills to the community in various ways:

  • Editorial Board Member of an English quarterly magazine published by a, not for profit organization, Ananda Mandir, NJ (2011-2012)

  • The corresponding secretary of the elementary school PTA: I produced the bi-weekly newsletter for the PTA and manage the social media communications (2018-2019)