Ramune Braziunaite, PhD
 Title: Associate College Lecturer
 Dept: Communication
 Office: MU 211
 Phone: 216-687-4634
 Email: r.braziunaite@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. MU 211, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
international news, framing, comparative media analysis
M.A., Information Management, Vilnius University, 1997
M.A., Mass Communication, Bowling Green State University, 2001
Ph.D., Communication Studies, Bowling Green State University, 2011
Brief Bio:
Dr. Ramune Braziunaite, native of Lithuania, is an Assistant College Lecturer in the School of Communication, at Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Braziunaite's academic background has allowed her to truly understand the interdisciplinary nature of Communication. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts (1995) and Master of Arts (1997) degrees in Information Management from University of Vilnius, Vilnius Lithuania. She holds Master of Arts degree in Mass Communication (2001) from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA. She has also studied Information Science, Organization and Leadership subjects at Lund University, Lund, Sweden in 1995-1996. She earned her PhD in Communication Studies (2011) from the School of Media and Communication, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Dr. Braziunaite focuses her research on news media and aims at developing an understanding of how the media function to constrict, manipulate, or simply form our attitudes, values, and knowledge about the world. Her dissertation project took a comparative approach to examine news framing of prisoner abuse scandals during the war in Iraq. She applied the constructivist approach to scrutinize the news frames which might have contributed to interpreting the events in a particular manner. This study examined how U.S. and British media framed coverage of prisoner abuses committed by U.S. and British military forces in Iraq. The study explored and theorized about the realm of political communication and media coverage of an international conflict as well as presented an examination of an intricate impact of cultural context on news media behavior within national settings.

Her other research projects include a study of journalism professionalism, international news coverages and cultural influences on media and organizational life in general. She has presented her research at regional, national, and international conferences. Her research appeared in Journal of Communication Studies, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research and Atlantic Journal of Communication.

At CSU, Dr. Ramune Braziunaite has taught Principles of Communication, Gender and Communication, Interracial Communication and Managing Organizational Teams courses.
Teaching Areas:
introduction to communication, organizational communication, intercultural/interracial communication