Associate Professor of Media Studies
Sheila Johnson Design Center
Sumita Chakravarty is Associate Professor, and former Associate Dean of the School of Media Studies at The New School in New York. She has a Ph.D. in Communications from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a Ph.D. in English from Lucknow University, India. She served as chair of Culture and Media at Eugene Lang College from 2000 to 2008. She is the author of National Identity in Indian Popular Cinema, 1947-1987 (U of Texas Press 1993; Oxford U 1996); The Enemy Within (editor, 2000) and several articles in journals and anthologies. She is currently working on a book on the historical intersections of media and migration. Her research interests include media and globalization, film and national identity, and the history and philosophy of media technologies.