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Department ofCommunication

Rohit Chopra

Rohit Chopra profile
Rohit Chopra
Associate Professor

B.A., English, St. Xavier’s College, University of Bombay, 1994

M.A., English and Aesthetics, University of Bombay, 1997

Ph.D., Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts, Emory University, 2006
 
Rohit Chopra’s research and teaching center on global media and cultural identity, new media technologies, and postcolonial media. He is the author of Technology and Nationalism in India: Cultural Negotiations from Colonialism to Cyberspace (Cambria 2008), co-editor of Global Media, Culture, and Identity: Theory, Cases, and Approaches (Routledge 2011), and editor of “Reflections on Empire,” a special issue of the Economic and Political Weekly. Rohit is currently working on two book projects: one, on the relationship between digital media, memory, and violence; and the other, on the ethics of memory on the Internet. Before joining graduate school in the US, Rohit worked at rediff.com, an Internet start-up in Bombay. He co-founded and co-edited Interjunction, a not-for-profit online publication that ran from 2008 to 2010. Rohit writes on media, culture, and politics for a number of American and South Asian publications and blogs at Chapati Mystery.
Courses

Introduction to Global Media Studies(COMM 2GL), New Media and Communication (COMM 185A), Postcolonial Identity and Communication (COMM 184A), Violence and Communication (COMM 126A), The Internet, Faith, and Globalization (COMM 179A)

In the News

August 3, 2022

Rohit Chopra comments in Voice of America on India’s Supreme Court ordering the release of a leading Muslim journalist and fact-checker arrested last month over a 4-year-old tweet that, according to the police, “hurt religious sentiment” of Hindus. Also in Silicon Valley News.

July 7, 2022

Rohit Chopra talks about Indian authorities blocking a Pulitzer prize-winning Kashmiri photojournalist from taking a flight to Paris.

July 7, 2022

Rohit Chopra talks about the arrest in Dehli of the Muslim co-founder of a fact-checking website for allegedly “hurting religious sentiment” of Hindus. Also in Silicon Valley News.