Profil Mahasiswa : Sinta Novita Kusuma

IMG_0175Sinta Novita Kusuma, lahir di Bojonegoro, Jawa Timur pada tanggal 11 November 1992, adalah mahasiswa Ilmu Komunikasi Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik, UPN Veteran Jawa Timur, angkatan 2010. Dia merupakan mahasiswa yang aktif di kegiatan kampus, terutama di laboratorium radio kampus – AK UPN Radio. Selain itu dia memiliki kegemaran menulis dan camping. Menurut dia, camping adalah salah satu kegiatan seru yang sering dia lakukan untuk memupuk keakraban bersama teman-temannya di alam bebas.

Prestasi akademik Sinta sangat memuaskan, hal ini bisa dilihat dari IPK dia mencapai 3.63 bahkan untuk semester 5 ini dia mampu meraih IPS 3.84. Prestasinya diluar kelas pun bisa dibanggakan.

Pada tanggal 7-8 Desember 2012, Sinta mengikuti Urban Mobility 2012 – The 3rd International Conference yang diselenggarakan di Universitas Airlangga. Pada kesempatan tersebut, dia merupakan salah satu presenter atau pemakalah termuda dan masih berstatus mahasiswa tahun kedua pada program S1. Karakternya yang suka tantangan, membuat Sinta dengan percaya diri mengikuti international conference ini yang didominasi oleh presenters yang merupakan mahasiswa atau lulusan S2-S3 baik dari Indonesia ataupun luar negeri.

Makalah Sinta berjudul “Television Plays An Active Role In Socializing A Transgender Presence in Indonesia”. Pada makalah tersebut Sinta membahas tentang hasil pengamatan dan analisanya terhadap bagaimana peranan media televisi dalam merekonstruksi keberadaan transgender di Indonesia.

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“Television Plays An Active Role In Socializing A Transgender Presence in Indonesia”. Abstact : Nowadays, a feminist movements is growing to voice gender equality in social life. Some feminist and feminist group are supporting transgender people. They voiced the desire for recognition of the existence of transgender people in the public. The researcher thinks there are two factors why a person becomes a transgender. The first is internal factor, a transgender can be caused by congenital factors (hormones and genes). Second; external factor. A transgender can be caused by the effect of which is wrong in the gender education when they were a children. For example, a boy who have the girls behavior. In addition, the less of attention and bullying when they are experiencing puberty can be lead to disappointment and trauma. On the other hand, the role of mass media, especially television which has the function of socialization, will have shape the gender identity of human character. Researcher observed that television is one of the mass media who have an active role to provide an overview of the existence and development of transgender existence in society. It is shown from several television programs featuring a transgender on the show. For example: Dorce Show, Pesbukers, and Tahan Tawa. Based on the analysis of researcher, the three television programs are quite enthused by the audiences. Television plays an active role in constructing and reconstructing how transgernder presence in the Indonesia society. Keywords : Socializing, Television, Transgender.

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