Parameswaran appears in new WebMD docu-series
Associate dean Radhika Parameswaran served as a major expert for WebMD’s new docu-series, “Color by WebMD: WebMD’s Exploration of Race and Mental Health.”
She appeared in the first segment of a four-part series focused on definitions of colorism released on Nov. 3. She has prominent speaking parts in the rest of the series, which will be released in the following weeks.
- Part 1: “What is Colorism?” released Nov. 3
- Part 2: “Mental Health Effects of Experiencing Colorism,” to be released Nov. 17
- Partt 3: “Texturism, Featurism” to be released Dec. 1
- Part 4: “How to Combat Colorism,” to be released Dec. 15
Parameswaran’s research on media culture and colorism includes analyzes and critiques of advertising for skin-lightening cosmetics, celebrity representations and resistance to colorism.