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Professor, Global Media Studies, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Executive Director, Institute for Global Engagement
Executive Director, Global Honors Program
University of Washington, Tacoma

Divya McMillin (PhD 1998, International Communication and Cultural Studies, Indiana University Bloomington) is founding Executive Director of the Institute for Global Engagement and the Global Honors Program at the University of Washington Tacoma (UW Tacoma). She is Professor of Global Media Studies in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, and Associate Faculty of the South Asia Center and Affiliate Faculty of the Center for Global Studies in the UW Seattle Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. She serves on the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is actively engaged in community initiatives that bring business, education, and social services together. McMillin is one of only three faculty at UW Tacoma to receive highest honors in both research and teaching, with a Distinguished Research Award in 2012 and a Distinguished Teaching Award in 2017.

McMillin’s research and teaching interests include media globalization, trade, consumerism, and media audiences. Her innovative community engaged model for global learning has been featured in the UW Provost’s Report and UW Columns magazine. She serves as consultant for honors program development and conducts workshops on high impact global learning practices at the American Association of Colleges and Universities, and national and regional honors conferences. McMillin is an active speaker on the national and international circuit. Invited presentations include the Robert Pockrass Lecture at Penn State (2013) Prix Jeunesse International Festival (Munich, 2010), Fifth World Summit on Media for Children (Johannesburg, 2007), and Boston University Symposium on Globalized Television (2004). Conference presentations include the International Communication Association Conference (Prague, 2018), Geomedia Conference (Karlstad, 2017), Australia/New Zealand Communication Association Conference (Queenstown, 2015), and Soft Power Conference (London, 2013).

She has served as moderator for the IGE’s Global Classroom and UW Tacoma’s first Views on the Pacific. McMillin’s research on media globalization has won Top Paper awards from the International Communication Association. She is the author of International Media Studies (Blackwell 2007) and Mediated Identities: Youth, Agency, and Globalization (Peter Lang, 2009), and co-editor of Place, Power, Media (Peter Lang, in press). Her empirical fieldwork on transnational television networks and audiences has resulted in over 30 top-tiered journal articles and book chapters. McMillin serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Cultural Studies, and as reviewer for the Journal of Communication, Popular Communication, Journal of Children and Media, Feminist Media Studies and Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. She reviews book manuscripts for Oxford, Routledge, Sage, Rowman and Littlefield, Polity, and Palgrave MacMillan.

Her column on global learning may be found in the IGE quarterly Newsletter.

For a complete curriculum vitae, please contact her at:
University of Washington, Tacoma
Box 358436, 1900 Commerce Street, Tacoma, WA 98402-3100
Phone: (253) 692-5651
Email: divya@uw.edu
Web: http://faculty.washington.edu/divya/