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Vasu Varadhan

Vasu Varadhan

Associate Faculty
B.A. Chemistry, New York University, 1968
M.A. Early Childhood Education, New York University, 1972
M.A. Media Ecology, New York University, 1980
Ph.D. Media Ecology, New York University, 1985

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.


Contact Information

Vasu Varadhan

Associate Faculty
1 Wash Pl, Room 431
(212) 992-7772
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Office Hours
Tuesday 11:30-1:30


2015 Spring

Third Year Symposium
Tue 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM

2014 Fall

Culture as Communication
Mon,Wed 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

2013 Fall

Culture as Communication
Mon,Wed 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

2012 Fall

Culture as Communication
Mon,Wed 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

2012 Spring

Culture as Communication
Mon,Wed 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Research and Teaching Interests

media, globalization, and cultural identity; international communications; women in developing countries; expository writing

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