Tarishi Verma, Ph.D.

DepartmentEnglish and CommunicationsTarishi Verma, Ph.D. at Albertus Magnus College
TitleAssistant Professor
BackgroundB.A., Journalism (H), University of Delhi
MA, Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
PhD, Media and Communication, Bowling Green State University
OfficeAquinas, Room 313A
Phone(203) 773-8559
CoursesCO141 Speech Communications
CO220 Sociology of Communication
CO392 Senior Portfolio

Tarishi is interested in studying media and culture, global communication, intercultural communication, social media identity and expressions, gendered spaces, digital labor, and television and film studies. She is also interested in digital studies and hashtag research. Her dissertation was a study of the subversion of shame in reportage of sexual harassment on social media. Her teaching philosophy lies in teaching students how to apply what they learn and she emphasizes application-based and experiential learning in her classes. She earned her doctorate from the School of Media and Communication, Bowling Green State University, Ohio. She was formerly a journalist with The Indian Express writing on politics, gender, film, among other topics, and has also worked with other national Indian newspapers and magazines.

Verma, T. & Gajjala, R. (forthcoming). The Evidence of Rape: Legitimacy of Legitimate Processes in Contemporary Gender Movements in India: Space, Conformity, Dissent and New Temporalities, edited by Nandini Dhar and Peerzada Raouf. 
Shahin, S., Ala-Uddin, M., Verma, T., & Matanji, F. (forthcoming). Dial M for Money: Transnational Narratives of Mobile Money in the Global South in Handbook of Communication and Media in the Global South, edited by Daya Thussu and Sudeshna Roy. 
Verma, T. (2020). Cultural Cringe: How Caste and Class Affect the Idea of Culture in Social Media, Feminist Media Studies. doi: 10.1080/14680777.2021.1864879 
Gajjala, R. & Verma, T. (2019). On Further Dialogue Interludes: On Mainstreaming and Academic Co-optation. In Gajjala, R. Digital Diasporas: Labor, Affect in Gendered Indian Digital Publics (pp. 200-206). UK: Rowman and Littlefield International. 
Gajjala, R., & Verma, T. (2018). WhatsApp: WhatsAppified diasporas and transnational circuits of affect and relationality. In W. Morris & S. Murray (Eds.), Appified: Culture in the age of apps (pp. 205–218). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. 
Verma, T. (2018). [Review of the book Feminism, Labour and Digital Media: The Digital Housewife by Kylie Jarret]. Australian Feminist Studies, 33(96), pp. 277-280. doi: 10.1080/08164649.2018.1517252 
Verma, T. (2015). Finger on your Lips: Indian Sanitary Napkin Advertisements and the Culture of Silence. Subversions, 3(1), pp. 158-183. 
Verma, T. (2014). When the Capital Bled: Reconstructing the Anti-Sikh Pogrom in Delhi after the assassination of Indira Gandhi. Literophile, ISSN (print): 2347-3681, ISSN (online): 2454- 8464