Rianne Subijanto

Rianne Subijanto


Phone: (646) 312-3743
Location: VC 4286


Rianne Subijanto is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Baruch College, CUNY. She received her B.A. in English from Universitas Indonesia and M.A. in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University. She recently completed a Ph.D. in Communication from the College of Media, Communication and Information at University of Colorado Boulder, from which she also holds a graduate certificate in Critical Theory.

Her research interests are critical theory, communication history, global media studies, history of colonialism and imperialism, social movements, religion and media, and Southeast Asian studies. Her research has been awarded fellowships and recognitions from Fulbright, American Association of University Women (AAUW), James R., Ann R. and R. Jane Emerson (McCall) Dissertation Fellowship of CU Boulder, as well as the International Communication Association.

Her current project examines the communication history of the early communist anti-colonial movement in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) in 1920-1926. She focuses on the new emerging communicative technologies and practices that included modes of transport, schools, public debates, popular journalism, arts, and literature investigating the processes by which ordinary people produced these “media of resistance” as new ways of organizing and mobilizing.

At Baruch, Professor Subijanto offers courses in Media Analysis and Criticism, Social Movements and the Global Public Sphere, and Digital Communication and Culture.

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