I’m Preeti Raghunath; I have a PhD in Communication, and Masters in International Relations and Politics, and Communication. My multidisciplinary research interests lie in the politics, policies and practices of media and communication, through lenses of equitable access and sustainable futures, and theories of democracy. I conduct ethnography in South Asia, and theorise from the standpoint of the South.

I work with four interconnected baskets: Communication Governance, Communication for Social Change, Media Anthropology, and Political Communication. More in my CV here



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


Academic 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)



If you’re interested in working towards equitable and sustainable media/technology futures, the oral-aural and associated policies, plural histories and philosophies of communication and technologies, drop me a message!

Write to me at preetimalaraghunath@gmail.com. I tweet @preetiraghunath