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
May 1, 2021
Rohit Chopra wrote an article about the catastrophic costs of pseudoscience and false information in the wake of Covid-19 surges in India.
March 2, 2021
Rohit Chopra wrote an article about how Indian-Americans can be anti-Trump but also pro-Modi,
February 5, 2021
Rohit Chopra wrote an article about how the response to tweets by Rihanna and Greta Thunberg reveals a deep national insecurity and anxiety about India’s place in the world.