Welcome to Suchitra S. Packer, my namesake website, that I created to front my many interests. As you browse around, you’ll uncover many facets of me; professionally, I have a doctorate in Organizational Communication and worked as an Assistant Professor in Chicago for many years before making the life-altering decision to relocate to the West Coast for my partner’s new job. Prior to this transition, I focused my energies primarily on being an educator and researcher. You can read about the different courses I taught here.
My research interests focused on the organizational assimilation experiences of underrepresented and/or marginalized workers, meanings of work, gender and diversity in the workplace, immigrant identities, and intercultural organizational communication. Consequently, in addition to several peer-reviewed journal articles published in prestigious journals such as Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, and the Journal of Communication and Religion,among others, I also wrote, co-wrote, and edited the following books:
I am the author of, ‘India’s Working Women and Career Discourses: Society, Socialization, and Agency’, co-editor (with E. Gabor) of ‘Immigrants Communicating Meanings of Work’(2016) and co-author (with J. Baldwin, A. Gonzalez, and R. R. Means Coleman) of Intercultural Communication in Everyday Life.
Here is a link to my Amazon Author Page.
After three years in California, we moved again, this time to the East Coast, for another new job. Amidst the resignation and identity struggles of transitioning from a professor to a stay-at-home-mom, I discovered art and it became my passion.
I am a self-taught dot mandala artist and you can buy my art either at my Etsy store or directly on my website here. I am also the Editor-in-Chief of a parenting website dedicated to multicultural and mixed-ethnicity families. You can read more at theParentVoice,.
You may contact me using the following media:
Email: suchitra s packer at outlook dot com