Mayda Topoushian, PhD


Term Instructor of International Studies

Term Instructor of International Studies

PhD, Concordia University, Montréal, 2002
M.A., Ohio University, 1988
B.A., Lebanese University, Beirut, 1982

Email -
Fax - 804.828.0127

Office -  Moseley House Room 102
1001 Grove Ave. 
Richmond, VA 23284

I am an Armenian, Lebanese, Canadian, and American woman… I am “a world citizen.” I am fluent in English, Arabic, and Armenian. I am also conversant in French and Turkish.

I embrace teaching as an opportunity to inspire and empower. As a scholar, my goal is to enhance learning and embrace it as a transformative experience. Ideally, I want my students to feel personally changed by their participation in a course that I am teaching.
My research interests include the role of mass media in shaping cultural identity, the negotiated meaning, cultural identity and gender perspectives. I am also interested in the role of mass media in politics and society. My research agenda includes media topics that are reflected in international accords and debates, and the role of media in matters of cultural development, democratisation, and resistance to globalisation.