Meet Sohana Nasrin
Phone: (813) 257-4062
Address: 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33606
2008 Nazareth College of Rochester, B.A.
2017 University of Oklahoma, M.A.
Introduction to Journalism
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Sohana Nasrin takes an interdisciplinary approach in her scholarship and teaching. She specializes in designing and teaching journalism and communication courses that aim to induce social change while maintaining journalistic integrity and ethical standards.
Nasrin's research engages with three broad areas of inquiry and spans literature about media sociology, oppositional storytelling and climate change journalism. First, she examines the interplay of media and social change, specifically focusing on questions of identity and power while situating media research within the dynamics of social forces. In the second strand of her research, she critically examines how activists and people from the margin use alternative media and oppositional storytelling to challenge the status quo. In the third line of inquiry, she seeks to understand the evolving nature of journalism and journalistic norms keeping climate change journalism in focus.
Nasrin has been published in a number of mass communication and sociology journals such as: American Behavioral Scientist, Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, WIRE's Climate Change, Surveillance and Society, Social Movement Studies, Southwestern Mass Communication Journal and Journal of Communication Inquiry.
Nasrin serves as the lead research chair for the Graduate Student Interest Group (GSIG) of the Association for Mass Communication and Educator (AEJMC) and the chair of the Graduate Student Committee (GSC) of Activism and Social Justice Division (ASJD) of the National Communication Association (NCA).
Nasrin has won top student paper and best abstract awards from a few divisions of the Association for Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). She has also earned "Outstanding Teaching Assistant" award for the AY 2019-2020 at the University of Maryland where she taught courses as an instructor of record.