Divya McMillin is winner of the 2012 Distinguished Research Award, the highest recognition of scholarship offered to faculty at the University of Washington Tacoma. She is Professor of Global Media Studies and teaches courses on Asian film, non-western television audiences, critical research methods, and media globalization. As Director of the Global Honors Program, McMillin teaches Honors orientation and capstone courses, working closely with students to develop excellence in undergraduate research. Under her leadership, the Global Honors Program has more than doubled its graduates, secured a Global Scholar merit award for each student, and developed fully-funded international research opportunities for undergraduates.
McMillin is author of International Media Studies (2007, Blackwell Publishing) and Mediated Identities: Youth, Agency, and Globalization (2009, Peter Lang Publishing), which draw from postcolonial theory to critique international scholarship and to empirically examine youth cultures in globalization, respectively.
McMillin’s fieldwork and critical analyses of how globalization is accommodated in various parts of the world, particularly India, have been published in the Journal of Communication, Popular Communication Journal, International Journal of Cultural Studies, Economic and Political Weekly, Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, Indian Journal of Gender Studies, and the International Communication Bulletin, to name a few.
Her book chapters have been published in such anthologies as Re-Orienting Global Communication (2010, University of Illinois Press), South Asian Technospaces (2008, Peter Lang), Girl Wide Web (2006, Peter Lang) and Planet TV (2003, New York University Press).
She serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Cultural Studies, and is a reviewer for a variety of top-tiered research journals. Winner of top paper awards, McMillin has been invited speak at such venues as the Fifth World Summit on Media for Children (Johannesburg, 2007), the Prix Jeunesse International Festival (Munich, 2010), and the Robert Pockrass Lecture (Penn State, 2013). She is a top-rated Cartus consultant on outsourcing and cultural exchange.
McMillin works collaboratively with the Internationales Zentralinstitut für das Jugend-und Bildungsfernsehen of the Bavarian Broadcasting Company (Germany) to promote high quality programming for youth television worldwide.
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