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 with a focus on developing theoretical tools to understand online discourse and interrogate the relationship between technology and society.
She has received several awards, such as the "Emerging Scholar" award and the STAR Award, a dissertation writing fellowship from the College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University.
She has published articles 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 Holy Women, Pious Sex, Sanctified Internet: New Media in the Jewish Bedroom.
- Ph.D., Texas A&M University
- M.A., Copenhagen University, Denmark
- B.A., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
- Apryl Williams, Ruth Tsuria, and Laura Robinson (Eds.). (Forthcoming, Nov 2018). Media and Power in International Contexts: perspectives on Agency and Idenity. USA: Emerald Publishing.
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
- Tsuria, R., Bellar, W., Campbell, H., and Cho, J. (Forthcoming, 2019). Tension between Technological and Religious Affordances in the Design and Presentation of Sacred Text Mobile Applications. Journal of Contemporary Religion.
- Tsuria, R. (2018). From Sin to Sick – Digital Judaism and Pornography. Journal of Media and Religion 16(4).
- 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.
- Yoel, C. and Tsuria, R. (Forthcoming, 2019). A Match Made in the Clouds: Jews, Rabbis and Online Dating Sites. Book chapter in: Internet-Infused Romantic Interactions and Dating Practices. To be published by Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
- Tsuria, R. (2019). Conservative Judaism and Online Media. In: Augie Grant, Amanda Sturgill, & Chiung Hwang Chen (Eds.). Religion Online: How Digital Technology Is Changing the Way We Worship and Pray. USA: Praeger Press.
- Tsuria, R. & Campbell, H. (2018). Judaism in Israel. In: Kerstin Radde-Antweiler & Xenia Zeiler (Eds.). Mediatized Religion in Asia - Studies on Digital Media and Religion. UK: Routledge.
- The Future is Female? Religion, Bodies, and Digital Discourse. Step Back and Look Beyond: Studying Religion after 2020. Bochum, Germany, February 2020.
- Media, Power, and Sexuality, special plenary session in: Media Sociology - American Sociological Association Pre-Conference, Philadelphia, PA, August, 2018.
- Tomorrow's Woman in Diplomacy Using Tomorrow's Media and Information Technology, Center for United Nations and Global Governance Studies, organized by Seton Hall's School of Diplomacy and International Relations, New York, NY, March 2018.
- 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