BA, North Central College; MA, University of Oregon; Ph.D., Indiana University
Ammina Kothari is an associate professor of communication, and the Graduate Program Director of Communication MS. Her research explores the role of technology in transforming communication and journalism practices. She employs a range of qualitative and quantitative methods, including in-depth interviews, surveys, focus groups, content and network analyses in her research.
Dr. Kothari is currently working on a National Science Foundation-funded project exploring ways to empower communities by democratizing urban data science. She was also awarded an Emerging Scholar grant from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in 2016, to support her research on British media's coverage of the refugee crisis.
Her work has been published in International Communication Gazette; Journalism and Mass Communication Educator; Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism; African Journalism Studies; Journalism Studies;Journalism Practice; Global Media Journal; and Journal of Asia and African Studies.
Some of her on-going research projects include comparative analyses of global journalistic practices within the context of emerging media platforms and technologies, including artificial intelligence and automation; the role of journalists and social media in shaping public perceptions of controversial social and political issues.
Dr. Kothari teaches a range of journalism and communication courses, including Data Journalism, Reporting and Writing, Communication Theories, Social Media Research, Communication, Gender and Media, and Research Methods in Communication.
In the News
April 15, 2021
RIT’s updated communication master’s degree offers students flexibility to graduate in one year
Major changes have been implemented to ensure the Master of Science in communication degree is more accessible, affordable, and competitive with benchmark schools.
April 14, 2021
Eisenhart award winner Ammina Kothari applies research methods to improve her teaching
Ammina Kothari, an associate professor and program director in RIT’s School of Communication in the College of Liberal Arts, is receiving an Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching this year, RIT’s highest honor for tenured faculty.
October 21, 2019
Parenting app for mothers being developed at RIT
Research is underway at RIT to create an app that will serve as a resource to help young mothers answer questions about raising a child, connect them with programs and resources, as well as foster a virtual parenting community.