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.
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
January 11, 2023
Rohit Chopra and Hindus for Human Rights respond to assaults on their hybrid webinar,"Manufacturing Statelessness – What Next for India’s Citizenship Laws?"
December 14, 2022
Rohit Chopra comments on Sanna Irshad Mattoo being stopped by immigration officials at Delhi airport despite holding valid visa en route to Paris for a book launch and photography exhibition displaying her photos from Kashmir.
November 16, 2022
Rohit Chopra is quoted in the San Francisco Examiner when Elon Musk was among Twitter users sharing dubious assertions about the attack on Paul Pelosi, husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Also found on NewsBreak.