Hi, I’m Preeti Raghunath, an Assistant Professor at the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC), Pune, India. I currently teach the MA (Mass Communication), MBA (Communication Management) students and PhD researchers at SIMC.
I work with three interconnected baskets: Communication Governance, Media Anthropology, and Political Communication. To this end, my research interests lie in the politics, policies and practices of 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 also find myself increasingly drawn to the Philosophy of Communication. More in my CV here
My Recent Work
My book titled, Community Radio Policies in South Asia: A Deliberative Policy Ecology Approach, is available here. Here are some reviews that the book has received:
Book Review: Community Radio Policies in South Asia by Preeti Raghunath, in TripleC: Communication, Capitalism and Critique
Administrative and 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 also serve as the Founder-Editor of the Media Anthropology Research Collective – South Asia, a voluntary grouping of those interested in Media Anthropology.
At SIMC Pune, I lead the Corporate Interface Team (CIT), besides contributing to leadership in research.
If you’re interested in working towards creating equitable and sustainable media/technology futures, the oral-aural and associated policies, critical studies of technology, and the philosophy of communication, drop me a message!