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Shilpa Davé

Associate Professor



Shilpa Davé is an Assistant Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Studies. As a CTE Faculty Fellow, she is helping to design programming related to advising, teaching, and curricular design and serving as a consultant around issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Shilpa is the author of Indian Accents: Brown Voice and Racial Performance in American Television and Film (2013) and is co-editor of Global Asian American Popular Cultures (2016) and East Main Street: Asian American Popular Culture (2005). She has been published widely and interviewed about the history of representations of race and gender in the media on film and television, with a focus on Asian Americans and South Asian Americans, and comparative race relations. Some of her classes at UVA include Asian American Media Cultures; Racial Borders and American Film; Race, Protest, and Media; Origin Stories: Identity, Migration, and Homeland; and Action Women: Gender and Graphic Narratives. Shilpa earned her Ph.D. in English Literature specializing in cultural studies and Asian American Literature at the University of Michigan and obtained her B.S. in English and Molecular Biology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.