Conference Presentations
“I love you America”: “Persian” Cultural Identity Making & Memes on Instagram 
Paper presented at the meeting of the International Society of Media, Religion & Culture Meeting, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
August 2018

Instagramming Persian Identity: Ritual identity negotiations of Iranians and Persians in/out of Iran
Paper presented on organized panel: “Narrating Voice and Building Self on Digial and Social Media” at the meeting of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic, “Voices,”
May 2018

Digital Meaning Making and Everyday Tactics in the lives of Populations Impacted by Trump’s Travel Ban – Samira Rajabi
Paper presented at the meeting of the Union for Democratic Communication
May 2018

Interrogating and nuancing the #MeToo movement: Understanding mediated advocacy and protest through “Me Too” testimonies – Samira Rajabi
Paper presented at the meeting of the Union for Democratic Communication
May 2018

Mediating Possibility after Suffering: Meaning Making of the Micro-political through Digital Media – Samira Rajabi
Colloquium presentation at the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
February 2018

The Making of 'Persian': Instagram and Cultural Identity Negotiation – Samira Rajabi
Paper presented at the Persianate Conference, University of California San Diego, San Diego CA
January 2018

Working towards a Feminist Theory of Trauma and Digital Media – Samira Rajabi
Paper presented at the meeting of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA
“Interventions: Communication Research and Practice”
May 2017

Panel on Cultural Production and Transnational Dialogue
Presented at University of Pennsylvania, Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication
Seminar on “Digital Media and Social Change: A Transnational Public Sphere?”
October 2016

Diversity and Identity Construction: Personal Road Maps to Equity – Samira Rajabi
Training Presented at University of Colorado Graduate Teacher Program Training, Boulder, CO
October 2016
Training Presented at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Diversity training for staff, Colorado Springs, CO
November 2014
Training Presented at University of Colorado Diversity Summit, Boulder, CO
November 2013

From Mindful to Mindless: Conflicts in Self-Representation and Articulation of Media Use – Samira Rajabi
Paper presented at the International Society of Media, Religion and Culture Conference, Seoul, South Korea
August 2016
Paper presented at the Society of Social Studies off Science Conference, Denver, CO
August 2015

Authenticity and Social Media Engagement after Trauma: Exploring the subversive potential of online discourses – Samira Rajabi
Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Cultural Studies Biennial Conference – Disruptions; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
January 2016

Ritual and Viewing: Myths fostered by INGO representations and the gendering of victims
Paper Presented at the Center for Media, Religion and Culture’s Conference: Gender, Religion and Media, Boulder, CO
January 2016

Neda: Religious Manifestation and Social Media Resonances of a Digital Martyr – Samira Rajabi
Paper presented at the Global Fusion Conference, Austin, TX
October 2014

Pinning for Faith: Ritual, Gender and Meaning Making on Pinterest – Samira Rajabi
Paper presented at the International Society of Media, Religion and Culture Conference, Canterbury, UK
August 2014

Religion in the Gym: CrossFit Culture Online in the Third Space – Samira Rajabi
Paper presented at The Global View CMRC conference, Boulder, CO
January 2014

L3C’s: Pioneering a New Media Model – Samira Rajabi
Paper presented at the Union for Democratic Communication Conference, San Francisco, CA
November 2013

Victim & Viewership: The Power of One Photo in Examining Conflict Imagery in DR Congo – Samira Rajabi
Paper presented at the George Mason Cultural Studies Conference, Fairfax, VA
September 2013

Is Pedagogy Ableist?: Exploring the intersection of disability and communication pedagogy – panel presentation
Panel presented at the Rocky Mountain Communication Association Conference Doin’ It with E’s: Extreme, Electoral and Electronic Communication, Loveland, CO
April 2013

Neda: Religious Manifestations of a Digital Martyr – Samira Rajabi
Paper Presented at the AAR/SBL/ASOR Rocky Mountain-Great Plains Regional Meeting
Boulder, CO
March, 2017
Paper presented at the Association for Internet Researchers Conference, Denver, CO
October 2013
Paper presented at the Religion and Society Conference, Tempe, AZ
March 2013
Paper presented at the Digital Religion Conference, Boulder, CO
January 2012
Paper presented at the Media, Religion and Culture Conference, Eskisehir, Turkey
July 2012

Imagined Violence, Representation, and The Hunger Games – Samira Rajabi
Paper presented at the Marist College Women in Society Conference
October 2012