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Professor, Global Media Studies, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program
Director, Global Honors Program
University of Washington, Tacoma

Divya McMillin is Professor of Global Media Studies in the Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program and Director of Global Honors at the University of Washington Tacoma. She is Associate Faculty of the South Asia Center and Affiliate Faculty of the Center for Global Studies in the UW Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. McMillin teaches global media courses for the Communication major and orientation and capstone seminars for the Global Honors Program. 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 (Blackwell 2007) and Mediated Identities: Youth, Agency, and Globalization (Peter Lang, 2009).

Her research on media globalization, foreign policy, soft power, and audience studies has been published in such journals as 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.

McMillin’s book chapters have been published in such anthologies as TV’s Betty Goes Global (2013, I.B. Tauris), 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).

Her conference presentations have won top paper awards. In 2012, McMillin received the University of Washington Tacoma’s Distinguished Researcher Award.

McMillin serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Cultural Studies, and has served as reviewer or editorial board member for such top-tiered journals as the Journal of Communication, Popular Communication, Journal of Children and Media, Feminist Media Studies and Journal of Contemporary Ethnography. She has been invited to speak at such venues as the Fifth World Summit on Media for Children (Johannesburg, 2007), the Prix Jeunesse International Festival (Munich, 2010), and was the 2013 Robert Pockrass Lecturer at Penn State. McMillin is a top-rated Cartus consultant on outsourcing and cultural exchange. She works collaboratively with the Internationales Zentralinstitut für das Jugend-und Bildungsfernsehen of the Bavarian Broadcasting Company to promote high quality programming for youth television worldwide.

Read recent profiles on McMillin in the May 2014 UW Provost’s Report (p. 10) and the June 2013 UW Columns magazine. 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/