Geri Alumit Zeldes Ph.D.

Geri Zeldes

Professor & ComArtSci Faculty Excellence Advocate

  • Journalism
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Geri Alumit Zeldes, Ph.D., a tenured Professor in Michigan State University’s School of Journalism, has a dozen best paper awards from international communication associations and 100+ honors and screenings for her documentary films and other creative scholarship that include the Dr. Suzanne Ahn Award for coverage of social justice issues from the Asian American Journalists Association, Radio Television Digital News Association Edward R. Murrow and Unity awards, two national Broadcast Education Association Best of Festival Awards, Top 25 Public Vote recognition for an exhibit in ArtPrize, three regional Emmys ®, and a handful of Society of Professional Journalists, Michigan Association of Broadcaster and Michigan Associated Press Editors’ Association awards. In October 2017, the Filipina Women's Network recognized her with a "100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award" in the category Innovator and Thought Leader.

Zeldes obtains small- and mid-sized grants to support her work as well as the work of her creative teams. She was also invited to speak at two Tedx events and featured for her social justice scholarship on MSU’s “Spartans Will” campaign.


Research and Teaching

News coverage of race, ethnicity and religion; documentary filmmaking

Contact Information

404 Wilson Rd., Room 280
Communication Arts and Sciences Building
Michigan State University