Iccha Basnyat, Associate Professor in Global Affairs and Communication, George Mason University
Professor Basnyat is a new faculty member at Mason, having been hired with tenure in Global Affairs and Communication last year. She specializes in health inequalities and health communication, and has conducted most of her work in Nepal, Singapore and China, focussing on the interplay of health and gender in marginal groups such as sex-workers or low income women, or on gender specific problems such as women’s reproductive health. Much of her work also involves issues about gendered access to health information and she is generally concerned with questions of effective communication about health. She has published in Communication Theory, Health Communication, Journal of Health Communication, Culture, Health & Sexuality, Qualitative Health Research, Health Education & Behavior as well as other journals and books.
Professor Basnyat will introduce herself and her work and answer our questions.