Assistant Professor & Director of Graduate Studies in Communication
Office: Frazier Hall 216 D
BC, Commerce, Panjab University; MA, Mass Communication, Panjab University; PhD, Public Communication and Technology, Colorado State University
Journalism, Media Psychology, International Communication, Research Methods
CMP 1110: Media Writing; CMP 2241: Introduction to Public Relations; CMP3311: Business and Political Reporting, CMP 3309/5509: Communication Inquiry, CMP 4403/5503: Mass Communication & Society, CMP 6601: Communication and Media Studies
- Sharma, N. (2022). Digital Moral Outrage, Collective Guilt, And Collective Action: An Examination of How Twitter Users Expressed Their Anguish During India’s Covid-19 Related Migrant Crisis. Journal of Communication Inquiry. https://doi.org/10.
Sharma, N. (2021). An examination of viewers’ mental model drawings after they watched a transgender-themed TV narrative. Psychology of popular media. https://doi.org/10.1037/
Sharma, N. & Sivakumar, G. (in-press). Social media, political discourse and the 2019 elections in India: Journalists’ perspectives on the changing role of the mainstream media in setting political agenda. Global Media and Communication Journal.
Sharma, N. (2020). The role of viewers’ performance of a narrative on their beliefs about transgender persons. Atlantic Journal of Communication, 1-19, https://doi.org/10.1080/
Sharma, N. (2021). Satyajit Ray’s The Apu Trilogy: Understanding patriarchal modernity and women’s role in colonial Bengal. Media Watch Journal, 12 (2), 227-238, http://doi.org/10.
Sharma, N. (2020). Deriving meanings out of a fictional text: Analyzing readers’ performance of a narrative in India by using a mental models’ approach. Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies, 17 (1). https://www.
Sharma, N. (2016). What do readers’ mental models represent? Understanding audience processing of narratives by analyzing mental models drawn by fiction readers in India. International Journal of Communication, 10, 26. https://ijoc.org/index.
Sharma, N. (2020). Real-life projections and narrative engagement: A link between narrative transportation, real-life projections, and identification with characters in a polarizing TV drama about transgender persons. In S.S. Dunn & G. Nisbett (Eds) Innovations and Implications of Persuasive Narrative. Peter Lang Publications.
Awards & Honors
- Kopenhaver Center Fellow, 2021: The Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication, AEJMC.
- Teaching Chair- Entertainment Studies Interest Group - Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication (AEJMC)- (2021-22).
- Faculty Senator - College of Arts & Letters (2021-2024).
- ISU Office of Research: Internal Small Research Grants (2021).
- ISU College of Arts & Letters- Travel Grant (2020, 2021, 2022).
- Graduate Instructor of the Year (2014-2015), Department of Journalism and Media Communication, CSU, Spring 2016.
- Young Journalist of the Year award, 2005. Press Club, Chandigarh (India).