Research and Creative Interests:

  • Gender and Media
  • Cultural Studies
  • South Asia
  • Qualitative Research

My research interests include feminist cultural studies, gender and media globalization, South Asia, and postcolonial studies. I am interested in feminist and international cultural studies inquiry that bridges the disciplines of media studies, women's studies, and South Asian studies. A consistent theme that runs through my research is the complexity of gender as a multidimensional social category whose meaning evolves only in relation to other social formations of race, class, caste, race, and ethnicity.

My work emphasizes the ways in which historical and economic processes-colonialism, nationalism, and globalization-shape the social construction of gender and modernity. In addition, my analysis of global and local media culture through the lens of postcolonial theories contributes to the growing field of postcolonial media studies, a recent intellectual direction in international communication.


  • Globalization and international communication; Gender, race, and media; Cultural studies; Qualitative research methods; Advertising and consumer culture; Media and society.

Research Interests

  • gender and media; cultural studies; south Asia; qualitative research

Subject Area(s): Journalism

Research Interests:

  • Feminist cultural studies, Gender and media globalization, South Asia, and postcolonial studies
Past Affiliations
Media Studies, Media Studies, Media Studies, Multimedia Communication, Multimedia Communication, Multimedia Communication, Asian Studies, North American Studies, Gender Studies, Journalism, Journalism, Journalism, Film Studies, Film Studies, Film Studies, International Studies
PhD, University of Iowa, Mass Communication, 1997
MS, Texas Christian University, Media Studies, 1993
MCJ, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, Communication and Journalism, 1990