Uttara Manohar

Assistant Professor
Communication Studies
Office hours
4208 Centennial Hall
608.785.6703
umanohar@uwlax.edu

Specialty area(s)

Interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, discrimination and prejudice (based on race, ethnicity, nationality and gender)  

Brief biography

Dr. Uttara Manohar is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies. Prior to coming to UWL, she earned her Ph.D. and her M.A. in Communication from the Ohio State University. Issues pertaining to equity and diversity are central to Dr. Manohar’s research as well as teaching practices. Her research examines interpersonal communication in intercultural and cross-cultural contexts, and focuses on two broad questions: How do communication practices manifest and sustain differences and biases based on social categories such as race, ethnicity, nationality, and gender? What type of communication practices can disrupt these biases and help foster strong interpersonal relationships?

Current courses at UWL

CST 498 Research Methods

CST 332 Intercultural Communication 

CST 230 Interpersonal Communication 

CST 110 Communicating Effectively

Research and publishing

Manohar, U., & Appiah, O. (2016). Perspective taking to improve attitudes towards international teaching assistants: The role of national identification and prior attitudes. Communication Education, 65, 149-163.

Manohar, U., & Kline, S. L. (2014). Sexual assault portrayals in Hindi cinema. Sex Roles, 71, 233-245.

Nathanson, A. I., & Manohar, U. (2012). Attachment, working models of parenting, and expectations for using television in child rearing. Family Relations, 61, 441-454.

Kline, S. L., Zhang, S., Manohar, U., Ryu, S., Suzuki, T., & Mustafa, H. (2012). The role of communication and cultural concepts in expectations about marriage: Comparisons between young adults from six countries. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 36, 319-330.

Education

Ph.D., The Ohio State University

M.A., The Ohio State University