Karin Wilkins is Dean of the School of Communication at the University of Miami. Previously, she was Associate Dean for Faculty Advancement and Strategic Initiatives with the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin. She was awarded the Cale McDowell Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Studies, for creating a certificate in global studies, programs in Middle East studies, and a degree in Communication and Leadership. Wilkins is also a recognized fellow of the International Communication Association (ICA), and has concluded her term as editor-in-chief of Communication Theory. She has won numerous awards for her research, service and teaching, currently serving as vice-president of the Arab-US Association for Communication Education and having chaired the ICA Intercultural/Development Division. Her work addresses scholarship in the fields of development communication, gender and global communication. Her upcoming book with the University of California Press, Prisms of Prejudice: Mediating the Middle East from the United States, will be released in 2021. Wilkins hold a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.
Wilkins was an event speaker at the Dialogue.