Current Research Activities
I am interested in how media portrayals of different groups can serve to bridge or build intergroup differences, foster positive or negative intergroup contact, and influence our social identities.
Research Connections to Current Events
I’ve enjoyed opportunities for collaboration across disciplines especially in my tenure at the erstwhile SPRI.
Personal Connections to Research
I had an idyllic childhood growing up in India. An army brat, I led a very sheltered life in a bubble where differences and diversity were embraced and celebrated. Emerging into the “real world” was a trip. Since then, I have been fascinated with intergroup communication.