Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
Virginia Common wealth University
United States of America
University of Oklahoma, Communication Ph.D. 1998 Emphasis in intercultural communication, international communication, and qualitative methodologies, with focus on feminisms and postcoloniality Dissertation Director: Eric M. Kramer Dissertation Title – To Be Indian (Hyphen) American: Communicating Diaspora, Identity & Home University of Northern Iowa, Communication Studies Master of Arts, 1994 Emphasis in gender and communication, intercultural communication, communication education. Thesis Director: Melissa Beall Thesis Title - How can I tell you how smart I am: An ethnographic examination of Asian Indian and Pakistani students in the high school classroom. California State University, Fullerton, Speech Communication Bachelor of Arts, 1992 Emphasis in intercultural communication, organizational communication, Minor in Spanish Advisor: Richard L. Wiseman SELECTED ACADEMIC POSITIONS Virginia Commonwealth University August 2010 – present Core Faculty, Assistant professor WMNS 201 – Introduction to Women’s Studies WMNS 318 – Politics of Race, Class, Gender (cross-listed with African-American Studies and Political Science) GSWS 393 – Feminist Research Methods WMNS 602 – Feminist Research Epistemologies & Methods
Political, Religious, and Sociological Perspectives
Pathak Bhatt, A. (2008). The Sita syndrome: Examining the communicative aspects of domestic violence from a South Asian perspective. The Journal of International Women’s Studies. 9 (3).
Pathak, A. A. (2009). Being Indian in the U.S.: Exploring the hyphen as an ethnographic frame. The International and Intercultural Communication Annual, vol. XXXI. Washington, D. C.: National Communication Association.
Pathak, A. A. (2010). Opening my voice, claiming my space: Theorizing the possibilities of postcolonial approaches to autoethnography.. Journal of Research Practice, 6(1).