Scholarly Products

Scholarly Publications

  1. Stephens, K.K., Jahn, J., Fox, S., Charoensap-Kelly, P., Mitra, R., Waters, E., Xie, B., & Meisenbach, R. (forthcoming). Radically changing work as we know it: Organizational scholars contributing to our future by collectively sensemaking around COVID-19. Management Communication Quarterly.
  2. Mitra, R. (2020). Organizing for sustainability: Including and engaging diverse stakeholders. In M.L. Doerfel, & J.L. Gibbs, (Eds.), Organizing inclusion: Moving diversity from demographics to communication processes (pp. 180-199). New York: Routledge. (Download pre-print version)
  3. Mesmer, K., Aniss, M., & Mitra, R. (2020). Naturalizing environmental injustice: How privileged residents make sense of Detroit’s water shutoffs. In C. Schmitt, C.S. Thomas, & T.R. Castor (Eds.)., Water, rhetoric and social justice: A critical confluence, (pp. 149-170). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. (Download pre-print version)

Teaching Resources

  1. Mitra, R. (2020). Reading List: Urban water (in)security and social construction of risk (2 credit graduate seminar). Retrieved from: http://www.detroitwaterstories.wordpress.com (Download reading list here)
  2. Mitra, R. (2019). Environmental Justice and Inclusion. Teaching module included in 2 credit interdisciplinary BIO 7310 Urban Sustainability, at Wayne State University, Detroit MI. (View slides here)

Presentations at Academic Conferences

  1. Mesmer, K., Aniss, M.A., & Mitra, R. (2019, Nov). Naturalizing environmental injustice: How privileged residents make sense of Detroit’s water shutoffs. Presented as part of competitively selected paper session to the National Communication Association, in Baltimore, MD.
  2. Mitra, R. (2019, Nov). The “Detroit Water Stories” project. Presented to the Presidential Spotlight Session on “Communication and Surviving Environmental Racism” at the National Communication Association at Baltimore, MD.
  3. Mitra, R., Husnick, K., Aniss, M.A., Most, S., & COM 7365. (2018, Nov). Playing with urban/suburban narratives of water access in Metro Detroit: “Uneasy storytelling” as (auto)ethnographic inquiry. Presented to the National Communication Association, in Salt Lake City, UT.
    • An earlier version of this essay was also presented at a Brown Bag talk organized by the Humanities Center at Wayne State University on Sep 19, 2018. (See the video on YouTube)
  4. Mitra, R. (2017, Nov). Organizing for sustainability: Including and engaging diverse stakeholders. Presented as part of competitively selected preconference at the National Communication Association at Dallas, TX.

Invited Scholarly Talks

  1. Mitra, R. (2020, May). Rethinking both “public” and “scholarship” in “Public Scholarship”: (Ongoing) Lessons from the Detroit Water Stories Project. Presented to the Institute for Social Change 2020, University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School Program in Public Scholarship at Ann Arbor, MI. (Keynote; view slides here)
  2. Mitra, R. (2020, May). Multiple pathways for effective research translation: An unstructured conversation. Presented to the Institute for Social Change 2020, University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School Program in Public Scholarship at Ann Arbor, MI.
  3. Mitra, R. (2020, Apr 29). Crisis and resilience: From lack of water affordability to COVID-19. (Graduate seminar). University of Texas at San Antonio, TX.
  4. Mitra, R. (2020, Apr 14). Media, fieldwork and engagement: The “Detroit Water Stories” project. (Graduate seminar). Bowling Green State University, at Bowling Green, OH.
  5. Mitra, R. (2020, Jan 24). Organizing for social-ecological resilience: Power and resistance in Detroit’s ongoing water insecurity. Presented to the Department of Communication, University of South Florida, at Tampa FL
  6. Mitra, R. (2020, Jan 22). Public relations for grassroots community resistance: Lessons from the “Detroit Water Stories” project. Presented to the School of Communication & Journalism, University of Oregon, at Eugene OR.
  7. Mitra, R. (2020, Jan 8). Engaged scholarship for community resilience: The “Detroit Water Stories” project. Presented to the Detroit Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Chapter, 2020, at Authority Health, Detroit MI.