A professor speaks to a group of students sitting in the film viewing room with black and white film on the screen over his shoulder.

Madhavi Reddi, Ph.D


  • PhD, Hussman School of Journalism and Media, UNC Chapel Hill
  • M.A., Communication, Culture and Technology, Georgetown University
  • B.A., Film and Media Arts, American University


  • Broadcast Performance
  • News Writing and Production
  • Mass Communication Intro to New Media Media and Diversity
  • Intro to New Media
  • Media and Diversity

Research Interests

  • South Asian American identity and representation through the lens of media, art, politics, and information flows.


  • 2022 Kopenhaver Center Fellow (Awarded by the Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication)
  • 2021 Barrow Minority Doctoral Student Scholarship (AEJMC)

Recent Publications

  • Nguyen, S., Kuo, R., Reddi, M., Li, L., & Moran, R. (2022). Studying mis- and disinformation in Asian di-asporic communities: The need for critical transnational research beyond Anglo-centricity. Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review.
  • Reddi, M., Kuo, R., Kreiss, D. (2021). Identity Propaganda: Racial Narratives and Disinformation. New Media & Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/14614448211029293.
  • Reddi, M. (2020). Kamala Harris, Bobby Jindal, and the construction of Indian American identity in political campaigns (Report in U.S. Election Analysis 2020: Media, Voters and the Campaign). The Centre for Comparative Politics and Media Research. Available at: https://bit.ly/3eIJDEh
  • Reddi, M. (2018). Aliens as the Other in Post-Independence Hindi Cinema. Gnovis, 18(2), 29-38.

Professional Association

  • Affiliate, Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP)
  • Member, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Member, International Communication Association
  • Member, Association for Asian American Studies