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Professor Hegde Wins Prestigious Charles H. Woolbert Research Award from the National Communication Association

Radha S. Hegde, Professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU Steinhardt, has received the National Communication Association’s 2017 Charles H. Woolbert Research Award.

Given annually, the award honors a journal article or book chapter that has stood the test of time and has become a stimulus for new conceptualizations of communication phenomena.

Professor Hegde was recognized for co-authoring the article, Postcolonial Approaches to Communication: Charting the Terrain, Engaging the Intersections, published in the journal Communication Theory (2002).

“The Communication discipline has a long tradition of exceptional scholarship,” National Communication Association Executive Director Paaige K. Turner said. “Radha Hegde’s contributions are noteworthy, and we are proud to honor her with this award.”

Hegde’s research and teaching focus on gender, transnational feminism, media flows, migration and globalization and media flows. Her recent book Mediating Migration (Polity Press, 2015) narrates aspects of the migrant experience as shaped by the technologies of communication and the social, political and cultural configurations of neoliberal globalization. 

For more information about NCA’s awards program, visit www.natcom.org/awards.