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Shilpa Davé

Assistant Dean of College of Arts and Sciences and Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia

Shilpa Davé is an Assistant Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Virginia. She 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). Professor Davé researches and teaches about representations of race and gender in media and popular culture from superhero stories to animated narratives, as well as American cultural narratives of immigration and border crossings, and comparative American studies specializing in Asian American and South Asian American studies. Some of her classes at UVA include Origin Stories, Action Women, Asian American Media Cultures, and Racial Borders and American Film.