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, City University of New York. She received a B.A. in English from Universitas Indonesia, an M.A. in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University, and a Ph.D. in Communication and Graduate Certificate in Critical Theory from University of Colorado Boulder. A specialist on communication technology, social emancipation, and history of colonialism in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, she has conducted archival research in the Netherlands, Indonesia, Britain, the United States, and Russia. Her current book project, provisionally titled “Revolutionary Communication: Enlightenment at the Dawn of Indonesia,” examines the communicative sociotechnical systems of resistance produced by ordinary people in the early communist anticolonial struggles in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) in 1920s. This book project won an Honorable Mention for the 2016 Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize from the American Journalism Historians Association.

Her interdisciplinary research has appeared in multiple languages in journals including International Journal of Communication, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Journal, Digithum, Tijdschrift voor Geschiednis, and IndoPROGRESS Jurnal Pemikiran Marxis as well as in edited books on topics including the global influence of the Russian Revolution and critical discourse analysis.

Professor Subijanto is a 2019-2021 Junior Fellow of the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography and has received grants and fellowships from Fulbright, American Association of University Women (AAUW), University of Colorado Boulder’s James R., Ann R. and R. Jane Emerson (McCall) Dissertation Fellowship, Baruch College’s the Eugene M. Lang Junior Faculty Research Fellowship, the CUNY Faculty Fellowship Publication Program, and PSC-CUNY Research Award Program.

At Baruch, she offers courses: at the undergraduate level, COM 3060 Media Analysis and Criticism, COM 3076 International Communication, COM 3057 Introduction to Digital Communication and Culture, and a special topic on Media, Activism and Social Justice; and, at the graduate level, COM 9505 Media Analysis for Corporate Communication.

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