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I am a Lecturer (Communication and Media Studies) at the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University, Malaysia. My academic interests lie in global media studies, media policy studies, and ethnographic methods, in South Asia. Drawing from this, my work has focused on the interlinkages between media technologies, associated policies and their making, historically and in present times, placing people at the centre.

Areas of interest: I enjoy researching on:

  • empire and media, bringing archival and ethnographic perspectives to the global
  • public-centric workings of media technologies, both policies and practices
  • theorising media policy through critical and interpretive lenses

Prior to joining academia, I worked in the media and communication industry in India. Please find more about my work in my CV here

 

Book

My book titled, Community Radio Policies in South Asia: A Deliberative Policy Ecology Approach, as part of the Palgrave Studies in Communication for Social Change Series, is available here. Here are some reviews that the book has received:

Alternative approaches to studying media policymaking in the Global South , in Media Asia

Book Review: Community Radio Policies in South Asia by Preeti Raghunath, in TripleC: Communication, Capitalism and Critique

Book review: Preeti Raghunath. Community Radio Policies in South Asia: A Deliberative Policy Ecology Approach, in Asia Pacific Media Educator

Book Review: Community Radio Policies in South Asia: A Deliberative Policy Ecology Approach by Preeti Raghunath, in the LSE Review of Books

Media Policymaking at the Core of Anthropological Concerns in South Asia: Community Radio Policies in South Asia: A Deliberative Policy Ecology Approach by Preeti Raghunath, (2020). Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan., in the Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture

 

Service

I’m currently a Vice-Chair of the Global Media Policy Working Group at the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). I serve as the Founder-Editor of the Media Anthropology Research Collective – South Asia, a voluntary grouping of those interested in Media Anthropology. I also serve on the Executive Council of the¬†Oral History Association of India (OHAI)

 

Collaboration 

Write to me at preeti.raghunath@monash.edu

I tweet @preetiraghunath