School of Journalism
Office: COMM 112B
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Sanjay Asthana, professor in Journalism, earned his Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication in 2003 from the University of Minnesota. He also holds an MPhil degree in Philosophy and an MA Communication from the University of Hyderabad in India. Dr. Asthana teaches courses in visual communication, globalization, communication technologies, and cultural studies. He worked as a radio broadcaster at the All India Radio (state-regulated network) in India, where he scripted and produced current affairs programs and numerous documentaries on social and political themes.
Dr. Asthana’s major research areas include globalization and media, visual communication, postcolonial theory, and cultural studies. His research appeared in the Journal of Communication Inquiry, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Media, Culture & Society, and essays in several other journals and media studies books. Dr. Asthana completed a UNESCO project, Innovative Practices of Youth Participation in Media published in 2006. Dr. Asthana is the author of Youth Media Imaginaries from Around the World published by Peter Lang in 2012. He has co-authored, Media Information Literacy: Policy and Strategy Guidelines, a report published by UNESCO in 2013. Dr. Asthana recently completed an international research grant/project on Israeli-Palestinian working-class youth media practices.