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Paula Chakravartty

Paula Chakravartty

Associate Professor
B.A. Political Science, McGill University, 1991
M.S. Communication, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1995
Ph.D. Communication, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1999

Paula Chakravartty’s interests focus on global media and politics. Her research and teaching interests span comparative political economy of media industries, postcolonial and critical race theory, and social movements and global governance. She is the co-editor of Race, Empire and the Crisis of the Subprime (with Denise Ferreira da Silva, Johns Hopkins Press, 2013), the co-author of Media Policy and Globalization (with Katharine Sarikakis, University of Edinburgh Press and Palgrave, 2006), and co-editor of Global Communications: Towards a Transcultural Political Economy , (with Yuezhi Zhao, Rowman & Littlefield, 2008). Her writings have been published in a number of journals, including American Quarterly , International Journal of Communication , Media Culture and Society and Political Communication . Her current two main research projects include: a book on the politics of digital inclusion in Brazil and India; and a second collaborative multi-year research project funded by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) on mediated activism in India, China and the Middle East. She is jointly appointed with the Department of Media, Culture and Communications in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development.


Contact Information

Paula Chakravartty

Associate Professor
1 Wash Pl, Room 416
(212) 998-7340
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2014 Summer

Media and Global Social Movements
Mon,Wed 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

2014 Fall

U.S. Empire and the Global South: The Long 20th Century
Tue 3:30 PM - 6:10 PM

2013 Fall

Media and Global Social Movements
Tue,Thu 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Media and Empire
Tue,Thu 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Research and Teaching Interests

media, markets and modernity; media and empire; news cultures and democracy; media and global social movements; political economy of development; gender, labor and consumer culture; media, migration and race

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