Ruth Tsuria earned her Ph.D. from Texas A&M University Department of Communication. Her research investigates the intersection of digital media, religion, and feminism. Her dissertation project, entitled “New Media in the Jewish Bedroom: Exploring Jewish Online Discourse Concerning Gender and Sexuality,” has received the support of the Women and Gender Studies Program at Texas A&M University. Dr. Tsuria’s research explores a variety of topics, including memes, mobile applications, websites, and social media. Her main foci are developing theoretical tools to understand online discourse and interrogating the relationship between technology and society.
She has published articles on the topics of digital media and religion in various academic outlets, such as The Communication Review and New Media + Society. Dr. Tsuria has presented her research at numerous national and international communication, media, and religion conferences. She is currently working on her first book, which will expand her dissertation research in addition to further articles considering theoretical, methodological, and ethical questions in the field of digital media.
- Ph.D., Texas A&M University
- M.A., Copenhagen University, Denmark
- B.A., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
- Tsuria, R., Yadlin-Segal, A., Vitullo, A., and Campbell, A. (May 2017). Approaches to Digital Methods in Studies of Digital Religion. The Communication Review, Vol. 20(2).
- Tsuria, R. (2016). Jewish Q&A Online and the Regulation of Sexuality: Using Foucault to read Technology. Social Media + Society, July-September 2016, Vol. 2(3).
- Tsuria, R. (2015). Islamophobia in Arab Online Media. CyberOrient, Vol. (9)1.
- Bellar, W, Campbell, H. A., Kyong Cho, J., Terry, A., Tsuria, R., Yadlin-Segal, A. and Ziemer, J. (2013). Reading Religion in Internet Memes. Journal of Religion, Media & Digital Culture, Vol. 2(2).
- Tsuria, R. (2013). Islamophobia and Polemics Online. Scripta Instituti Donneriani Aboensis Vol. 25, based on the Donner Institute conference on Digital Religion, Turku University, Finland.
- Tsuria, R. (2015). Book Review: The Mediatization of Culture and Society by Stig Hjarvard. New Media & Society, Vol. 17(10).
- Tsuria, R. (2016). Book Review: Deconstructing Islamophobia in Poland by Katarzyna Górak-Sosnowska. Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture, Vol. 5(1).
- Tsuria, R. and Yadlin-Segal, Y. (Forthcoming, 2017). Israel. Online around the World: A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Internet, Social Media, and Mobile Apps.
- 2018 Emerging Scholar Award: Religion in Society
- 2017 Tiffany Hunnicutt Award, Outstanding Graduate Student Award
- 2017 STAR Award, Dissertation Writing Fellowship - College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University
- 2016 George Bush Foundation Graduate Student Travel Grant
- 2016 Dissertation Fellowship Award - Texas A&M Women and Gender Studies
- 2015 Top Graduate Paper Award - Communicating Diversity Student Conference
- 2014 The Association of Jewish Studies (AJS) Graduate Student Travel Grant
- 2012 Oticon Fonden, Graduate Student Award