Hello! I’m Dr. Preeti Raghunath, an Assistant Professor at the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication (SIMC), Pune, India. I’m a PhD in Communication, from the University of Hyderabad, India. If you’d like to order my first book titled, Community Radio Policies in South Asia: A Deliberative Policy Ecology Approach, please do so here
Areas of Focus:
My research work and praxis are located at the intersections of South Asian studies, critical media policy studies, human security, transitional societies, and policy ethnography as a methodology.
In terms of my theoretical bent, I draw on critical theories, as well as intersections of ecological thought and constructivism. As a take off from there, I’m intrigued by the normative.
In terms of the method adopted, I’m an ethnographer with interests in studying the interconnections of policies and people. I serve as the Editor of the Media Anthropology Research Collective – South Asia.
My doctoral thesis was titled, ‘Deliberating Community Radio in South Asia: A Critical Policy Ethnography’. The thesis was a critical media policy study of community radio policymaking in four countries of South Asia, namely, Sri Lanka, Nepal, India and Bangladesh.
Prior to joining UoH, I studied Politics with specialisation in International Relations, at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
Before pursuing academia, I was a print and broadcast journalist, and dabbled with corporate communication.
I love my work, and I’m always looking to collaborate and engage with those with similar academic interests. If my interests speak to you, drop me a message!