Chakravarty, Sumita

Sumita Chakravarty

Sumita Chakravarty
PhD, Communications, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
PhD, English, Lucknow University, India
Associate Professor of Media Studies, School of Media Studies

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Areas of Expertise:
Cultural studies, media studies, Indian cinema, globalization
Sumita Chakravarty has taught extensively on media and cultural theory, film and television studies, third world cinema, globalization, and comparative media studies. She is the author of National Identity in Indian Popular Cinema (1993). In her research, she explores intersections of the local and the global, formation of national identity, media technologies in developing societies, and the role of media in cultural translation. Dr. Chakravarty is currently working on a book titled Unsettled States: Towards a Cultural History of Immigration.

Courses Taught:
  • Globalization and Media
  • Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • Introduction to Media Studies
  • Asian Cinemas
  • Media and Immigration 
Recent Publications:
“Globalization,” in Encyclopedia of Media and Communications (2010)

“Fragmenting the Nation: Images of Terrorism in Indian Popular Cinema,” in Terrorism, Media, Liberation (2005)

“Communications and Community in the Global Era: Revisiting Raymond Williams” (paper presented at the Fifth International Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, 2004)

“The Erotics of History: Gender and Transgression in New Asian Cinemas,” in Rethinking Third World Cinema (2003)

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