Shaunak Sastry

Shaunak Sastry , Ph.D (Communication)

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

McMicken Hall

120A

A&S Communication - 0184

Education

Ph.D.: Purdue University West Lafayette, IN, 2012 (Communication)

Masters: Mudra Institute of Communications (MICA) Ahmedabad, India, 2006 (Advertising Semiotics and Qualitative Research)

B.A.: St. Xavier's College Mumbai, India, 2004 (Psychology)

M.A: Purdue University West Lafayette, IN, 2008 (Communication)

Positions and Work Experience

08-15-2012 - Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

08-01-2018 - Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2020 - Co-Director, The Cincinnati Project, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Research Support

Investigators:Sastry, Shaunak and Sunderland, Steve 11-01-2018 -01-31-2019 Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training Aligning community needs with patient navigation recruitment Role:Principal Investigator $5000 Active Type:Grant Level:University

Investigators:Shaunak Sastry 03-01-2016 -02-28-2017 Conservation, Food and Health Foundation Integrating the family planning and sexual health information needs of male rural youth in India Role:PI 24,600 Denied Type:Grant Level:International

Investigators:Kershmar, Caroline; Butsch-Kovacic, Melinda, Sastry Shaunak 2016 -2017 Center for Clinical & Translational Science & Training Optimization of Tailored Video Discharge Instructions for Acute Asthmatics Role:Co-investigator 10,000 Completed Type:Grant Level:University

Investigators:Sastry, Shaunak 08-2014 -08-2015 UC Office of the Provost A culture-centered investigation of international female graduate students’ health experiences at University of Cincinnati Role:PI $7500 Completed Type:Grant Level:University

Abbreviated Publications

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Sastry, Shaunak (04-05-2013. ) Postcolonial Studies across disciplines .Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, Cincinnati, OH. UC. . Level:University

Sastry, Shaunak (11-05-2014. ) Poverty, HIV, and Trucking: Notes from the field .Global Health and Poverty Roundtable, , Charles Phelps Taft Research Center, University of Cincinnati. UC. . Level:University

Sastry, Shaunak (12-01-2014. ) Ebola and the cultural politics of the "other". Ebola and the Campus Community: Lunch and Learn Series, Cincinnati State University, Cincinnati. Other Institution. . Level:Local

Sastry, Shaunak (10-02-2014. ) Between contamination and contraception: The discursive construction of HIV/AIDS among Indian truckers. Kunz Center for Social Research, University of Cincinnati. Workshop. . Level:University

Sastry, Shaunak (11-05-2014. ) Critical-cultural perspectives to the U.S coverage of Ebola .Roundtable on the politics of Ebola: Perspectives from Arts and Sciences,, University of Cincinnati. UC. . Level:University

Colloquium

Sastry, Shaunak (10-17-2013). AIDS and the Structural Context of Suffering: Communication Campaigns and Long-Distance Truck Drivers .McMicken Hall, University of Cincinnati. UC. Level:Department

Paper Presentations

Ban, Z., Dillard, S.Jones, C., Kumar, R. & Sastry, S. (11-15-2012. ) Community, Culture, and Power: Culture-centered approaches to communication and social change .Orlando, FL. Conference. Level:National

Sastry, Shaunak (11-21-2013. ) Narratives of Health as “Place”: Long-distance truckers’ meanings of health in the context of HIV/AIDS. Washington, D.C. . Conference. Level:National

Sastry Shaunak (11-20-2014. ) Between contamination and contraception: The discursive construction of HIV/AIDS among Indian truckers. Chicago, IL. Conference. Level:National

Sastry, Shaunak, Lovari, Alessandro (05-24-2015. ) The networked narratives of Ebola: Communicating the meaning of epidemics on social media .San Juan, PR. Conference. Level:International

Sastry, Shaunak (05-27-2014. ) Migration and the structural context of health: Implications for global health communication campaigns for subaltern publics. , . University of Sassari, Sardinia, Italy. Conference. Level:International

Sastry, Shaunak (05-25-2015. ) The colonial genealogies of Ebola Zaire: Miasma, tropical medicine and emerging infections. San Juan, PR. Conference. Level:International

Sastry, Shaunak, Basu, Ambar (03-29-2015. ) Provincializing global health discourses: A culture-centered analytical method. Philadelphia, PA. Conference. Level:International

Sastry, Shaunak, Arduser, Lora (11-19-2014. ) A critical analysis of risk discourses around gestational diabetes mellitus. Chicago, IL. Conference. Level:National

Ban Zhuo, Sastry, Shaunak (05-24-2015. ) Delineating Responsibility, Decisions and Compromises: A Frame Analysis of QSR’s Online Communication about Nutrition .San Juan, PR. Conference. Level:International

Dutta, M.J., Sastry, S., Dillard, S.J, Kumar, R., Anaele, A., Collins, W., & Roberson, C. (11-2015. ) Narratives of stress health meanings of African-americans in Lake county, Indiana. San Juan, PR. Conference. Level:International

Sastry, S. (11-2015. ) Questioning the common sense of condom use: A Gramscian analysis of truck drivers’ discourses around condom use for HIV/AIDS. Las Vegas, NV. Conference. Level:National

Dillon, Patrick; Basu, Ambar and Sastry, Shaunak (04-2016. ) “HIV drugs like my birth control pill”: Lived narratives of Black and Latino MSM in an urban American context. .Lexington, KY. Conference. Level:National

Service

Health Communication Reviewer Type:Editorial Service Level:International 2009 -To Present

Culture, Health and Sexuality Reviewer Type:Editorial Service Level:International 2012 -To Present

Health Promotion International Reviewer Type:Editorial Service Level:International 2013 -To Present

National Communication Association (Health Communication Division ) Reviewer Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 2010 -To Present

International Communication Association (Health Communication Division ) Reviewer Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:International 2011 -2012

Health Communication Associate Editor Type:Editorial Service Level:International 04-2014 -To Present

Judge Type:University/College Service Level:University 02-2014

(Research Working Group ) Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2012 -To Present

A&S Faculty Senate Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2014 -2016

University of Cincinnati (Yates Scholar Selection Committee ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:University 03-2014 -03-2014

Asian Journal of Communication Type:Editorial Service Level:International 2015 -To Present

Communication Monographs Type:Editorial Service Level:International 2015 -To Present

Frontiers in Health Communication Associate Editor Type:Editorial Service Level:International 2016

A&S Senate (Faculty Affairs Committee ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:College 2015

Department of Communication (Faculty Search Committee ) Committee Member Type:Departmental Service Level:Department 2015 -2016

University of Cincinnati Graduate School (Yates Scholarship Selection Committee ) Committee Member Type:University/College Service Level:University

National Communication Association Health Communication Division (Outstanding Scholar in Health Communication Award Committee ) Committee Member Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:National 2015 -2015

Professional Affiliation

2008 -To Present: Member National Communication Association,

2009 -To Present: Member International Communication Association,

Courses Taught

Communicating Health, Science and the Environment Level:Undergraduate

Rhetoric and Society Level:Undergraduate

Seminar in Health Communication: Culture, Meaning and Power Level:Graduate

Rhetoric and Society Level:Undergraduate

-COMM-8069 HLTH COMM: CULTURE Level:Graduate

Contemporary Issues in Communication Level:Undergraduate

Communicating Health, Science and the Environment Level:Undergraduate

-COMM-8069 HLTH COMM: CULTURE Level:Graduate

Contemporary Issues in Communication Level:Undergraduate

Advanced Communication Theory Level:Graduate

-COMM-2004 COMM HEALTH/ENV/SCI Level:Undergraduate

-COMM-2004 COMM HEALTH/ENV/SCI

Capstone in Contemporary Issues Level:Undergraduate

Faculty Development Activities

2012 -To Present New Faculty Institute Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning University of Cincinnati Type:Other

10-11-2012 -10-11-2012 Research & Publication on the Tenure Track New Faculty Institute University of Cincinnati Type:Workshop