B.A. from Delhi University, India
M.A. from University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Ph.D. from The University of Iowa
Dr. Sangeet Kumar earned his PhD from the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa where his dissertation studied the construction of postcolonial identities through the consumption and production of western popular culture in India. His current research interests are focused on two distinct but connected tracks. The first uses theories of psychoanalysis and desire to critically analyze power and identity within the globalization of media and culture and the second interrogates global digital media networks from the perspective of postcoloniality and critical theories of technology. In addition to the Communication Department, he also serves on the International Studies committee at Denison. He has a background as a newspaper reporter with a daily in New Delhi prior to his academic career.
His research has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Popular Communication, Global Media and Communication, the Journal of South Asian History and Culture as well as the anthology News Parody and Political Satire Across the Globe.
At Denison his courses explore media, technology and popular culture from critical, theoretical and global perspectives. The courses he frequently teaches are:
- Media and Modernity
- Cultural Globalization and Identity
- Democracy, Liberalism and the Mass Media
- Critical Cultural Approaches to Advertising
- The Politics of Popular Culture