Vasu Varadhan's teaching interests are in the areas of media and cultural change and in South Asian Studies. Her dissertation research focused on the impact of technology in Third World countries. She continues her work in this area by examining the impact of media in globalization. Her other area of interest deals with the religion and philosophy of ancient Indian texts, and its continued relevance in Indian society as well as in the South Asian diaspora. Varadhan is currently writing a memoir on her experiences of growing up in India and America. Her earlier writing has appeared in two of India's national newspapers, The Hindu and The Indian Express . She has been part of the Gallatin community for 16 years.