Prof. Vibodh Parthasarathi

Conference Speaker - Habib University Postcolonial Higher Education Conference

Prof. Vibodh Parthasarathi trained in Development Studies at the Institute of Social Studies (¬≠The Hague), in Mass Communication at Jamia Millia Islamia (New Delhi), and has an undergraduate degree in History from St. Stephens College, Delhi University. Parthasarathi’s research explores the transnational history of the music industry; the Indian communication industry under globalization; comparative media policy; and environmental movements and communication practices. He also maintains an interest in the political economy of communication and comparative media practice.

He has co-edited three anthologies on Communication Processes published by Sage: Media and Mediation (2005), The Social and the Symbolic (2007), Culture and Confrontation (in press). As the International Coordinator of a research/publishing project on ‘Citizenship and Communication’, involving scholars from Brazil, France & India, he was also the co-editor of the anthology L’idiot du Village Mondial (Editions Luc Pire, Brussels, 2004).