Sheeva Dubey is a fourth year PhD Candidate and an ABD in the School of Communication. She specializes in Communication for Social Change. Her work mostly focuses on the issues of caste, class, and gender, and their intersections as manifested in the current society in India. Her dissertation is an exploratory study of the subaltern ways of communicating for social change. It is focusing on the case of manual scavengers in India and their struggles in fighting their caste-enforced oppressive conditions. Sheeva has conducted her research in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region and studied the forms of manual scavenging practiced there. She is interested in using feminist approaches, participatory and dialogic methods, community-led and community-based approaches, and action research for her work with subaltern communities. In addition, she brings with her varied work experience from India including research on stereotypes about visual impairment, joint forest management with tribal communities, social impact assessments of development projects, and needs assessment studies. Sheeva is also an anti-caste and feminist activist working with some grassroots organizations in India. She has a degree in Communications Management from the Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad, India.


Featured Publications

Publications

Dubey, S. (2017). Force field analysis for community organizing. In S. Mall, A. Bansal, & K. Kumar (Eds.), Proceedings from ICMC 2017: The 4th International Communication Management Conference (pp. 700-719)Ahmedabad: MICA.

Dubey, S.Y. (2016). Women at the bottom in India: Women workers in the informal economy. Contemporary Voice of Dalit, 8(1), 30-40. doi: 10.1177/2455328X16628776.

Conference presentations

Dubey, S. (2018). Subaltern communication for social change: The struggle against manual scavenging in India. Dissertation study presented at Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium, Miami, FL, USA, April 4, 2018.

Dubey, S. (2018). Indian feminism as Brahmanical feminism: A Dalit Bahujan feminist critique. Paper presented at South Asian Media & Cultural Studies Conference, Tallahassee, FL, USA, February 1-2, 2018.

Dubey, S.Y. (2017). Deconstructing communication for social change: Breaking diffusion-participation dichotomy. Paper presented at International Communication Management Conference, Ahmedabad, India, January 10-12, 2017.

Dubey, S.Y. (2017). Communicating welfare: A case study of the Indian Government. Paper presented at International Communication Management Conference, Ahmedabad, India, January 10-12, 2017.

Dubey, S.Y. (2017). Force field analysis for community organizing. Paper presented at International Communication Management Conference, Ahmedabad, India, January 10-12, 2017.

Dubey, S.Y. (2015). Women at the bottom in India: Women workers in informal economy. Paper presented at South Asian Media and Cultural Studies Conference, Tallahassee, FL, January, 2015.

Non-Academic Publications

Dubey, S. (2018, April 25). The burden of caste annihilation must not lie on Dalits alone. The Wire. Retrieved from https://thewire.in/caste/caste-system-dalit-movement.

Dubey, S., & Nigam, D. D. (2018, January 9). Seven manual scavengers died in seven days. Why is there still silence? The Wire. Retrieved from https://thewire.in/caste/seven-manual-scavengers-died-seven-days-still-silence.

Nigam, D. D., & Dubey, S. (2018, January 1). The real cost of Swachh Bharat. Newsclick. Retrieved from https://newsclick.in/real-cost-swachh-bharat.

Nigam, D. D., & Dubey, S. (2017, November 23). We are all complicit in the institutional murders of Dalit sanitation workers. The Wire. Retrieved from https://thewire.in/caste/sanitation-workers-deaths-caste-swachh-bharat.

Fellowships and Grants

Graduate fellowship, University of Miami, 2014 – 2015 and 2016 – 2017.