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Department ofCommunication

Rohit Chopra

Rohit Chopra
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, 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 7, 2019

Rohit Chopra wrote articles or op-eds in The Print India and Scroll India. His new book, The Virtual Hindu Rashtra, was reviewed in Mumbai Mirror. Excerpts from the book were featured in The Print India and Scroll India.

October 6, 2019

Rohit Chopra was interviewed for an Al Jazeera story about India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity among the Indian diaspora. The story aired on Video NewsUserInterfaceand two other outlets.

May 27, 2019

Rohit Chopra was mentioned in New Indian Express about the shared vulnerabilities between the NRI Hindu community and other minorities like Muslims and Sikhs.