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Veena Raman Ph.D.

Veena Raman, Ph.D.

Lecturer in Communication Arts and Sciences

314 Sparks Building
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-3601

Curriculum Vitae

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Education:

  1. B.A., Bangalore University, India, 1997
  2. M.A. in Media Studies, Pennsylvania State University, 2001
  3. Ph.D., in Mass Communications, Pennsylvania State University, 2006

Biography:

Veena Raman studies the role of digital media in politics and democratic governance. Her research has examined the use of new media technologies for electronic governance, their impact on the public sphere, and the ethical issues involved in using social media for political purposes. Her current project focuses on the role of citizen participation in local and national environmental and global climate change policies and the digital aspects of environmental advocacy. Veena is the author of the book, Information Technology and Participatory Democracy: A Case Study of Bangalore City (March, 2010), Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany and several book chapters on digital governance, and the virtual public sphere. Dr. Raman teaches courses on rhetoric and civic life,  political communication and technology, and looks forward to offering courses on communication ethics and social media in the future.