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Rajabi, Samira Assistant Professor


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research overview

  • Rajabi is a scholar of digital media, trauma, social media, media affordances, disability studies, feminist disability studies, development, international relations, feminist theory, and communication


  • Trauma and Digital Media, Social Media, Popular culture and health, Disability and Media, Gender Studies, Feminist Pedagogy, grief, ambiguous grief, immunocompromisation and media use during covid


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courses taught

  • CMCI 1040 - Foundational Concepts and Creativity in Media, Communication and Information
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Provides first-year students with an understanding of key principles and practices used in the fields of media, communication and information. Develops insight into processes of storytelling, conversation, information and images as foundational to learning in media, communication and information, and supports students in learning to use creativity and multiple modes of expression to produce projects relevant to a range of disciplines across the college.
  • CMCI 2030 - Becoming CMCI: Thinking Across Disciplines
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    Engages key principles and practices in the fields of media, communication and information. Emphasizes the analyses of new and old media, information technologies, verbal and visual literacies, communicative interactions and cultural practices through process-based learning and hands-on projects utilizing multiple modes of expression. Accelerated, one-semester version of the introductory CMCI course for transfer students to CMCI. Formerly CMCI 1030. Requires a grade of C- or better to count toward degree.
  • MDST 2002 - Media and Communication History
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Examines the historical development of communication forms, tools, technologies and institutions (orality, writing, printing, photography, film, radio, television, computers, internet); their influence on culture (forms of expression and social relationships); and their impact on social and individual experience. Applies knowledge of communication history to contemporary social issues and problems in media and society, domestically and internationally.
  • MDST 3711 - Media and Popular Culture
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2020
    Examines culture in the form of discourse, symbols, and texts transmitted through the media. Explores the relationship between such mediated culture and social myth and ideology.
  • MDST 4221 - Media Technology and Cultural Change
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Explores how media technologies affect social orders and shape cultural practices across the globe. Compares and critically evaluates different theories of technology, emphasizes the social construction of technology, asks how media technologies inform conceptions of social reality and individual identity and considers how media technologies can be understood across a range of academic disciplines.
  • MDST 7051 - Qualitative Research Methods in Media
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Examines various methods of qualitative data gathering and analysis in the mass and social media context. Formerly CMCI 7051.


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