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Shalini Venturelli

Associate Professor School of International Service

Additional Positions at AU

  • Director, Global Public Media Research Project
Dr. Shalini Venturelli is Associate Professor of International Communication and International Relations, in the School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC.  Professor Venturelli is Director of the Global Public Media Research Project, and the Global Knowledge Society Project.  Her research examines the cross-cultural use of digital social media and digital citizen media in the advancement of cultural and political transformation worldwide.  In addition to the Global Public Media Project, Professor Venturelli also directs an international cross-cultural Global Knowledge Society Project that examines global innovation across cultural and national borders. She is the author of many publications on the Information Society and the Global Knowledge Society.


PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder;
MA, University of Chicago; BS, Illinois State University

SIS-School of Intl Service
SIS - 240
Contact Info
(202) 885-1635

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For the Media
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See Also
Professor Venturelli's website
AU's Global Public Media site


  • Spring 2018

    • SISU-306 Adv Int'l Studies Research: Sociocultural Field Research
    • Description
  • Fall 2018

    • SISU-330 Topics in Natl Sec/Foreign Pol: Media/Foreign Pol in Trump Era
    • Description

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Research Interests

Dr. Venturelli’s research examines international dimensions of the global knowledge society and global innovation, as well as the growth of global public media in cyberspace or online citizen media in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Europe and North America.

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Media Relations
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