Chakravarty, Sumita

Chakravarty, Sumita

Sumita Chakravarty

PhD, Communications, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign;
PhD, English, Lucknow University, India;
BA, Lucknow University, India

Associate Professor, Culture and Media


What does it mean to be a responsible citizen of the world today? As scholar, teacher, program chair and curriculum builder, I am deeply committed to fostering a more nuanced understanding of our global culture, and to identifying the power and potentialities of media for human development.

Courses Taught:
  • Critical Perspectives on Media
  • Introduction to Cultural Studies
  • Introduction to Media Studies
  • Asian Cinemas
Recent Publications:
  • "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" in Crossroads in Cultural Studies conference. 2004
  • "The Erotics of History: Gender and Transgression in New Asian Cinemas" in Rethinking Third World Cinema. 2003
Office Location:
The New School for General Studies
Dept. of Media Studies & Film
2 West 13th Street, Room 1206
New York, NY  10011
Office Hours:

Tues 1-2,Thurs 1-3pm

Phone Number/Extension:
212-229-8903 x4053


Research Interests:
  • Globalization and media
  • Transnational cinema studies
  • Critical cultural theory
  • New technologies and their impact
Professional Affiliations:
  • Association for Cultural Studies
  • International Communication Association
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Awards and Honors:
  • 2005 NS Faculty development grant
  • 2004 NS Faculty development grant

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