Dr. Sanjay Asthana

Professor

Dr. Sanjay Asthana
615-898-5274
Room 264, John Bragg Media and Entertainment Building (BRAGG)
MTSU Box 64, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University Minnesota, Minneapolis (2003)
  • M.Phi., University of Hyderabad (1993)
  • B.S., Osmania University (1985)

Areas of Expertise

Media Studies and Cultural Studies Postcolonial Studies Visual Communication International and Global Communication

Biography

Sanjay Asthana, Professor in Journalism, earned his Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication in 2003 from the University of Minnesota. He also holds an MPhil degree in Philosophy and an MA Communication from the University of Hyderabad in India. Dr. Asthana teaches courses in visual communication, media studies, globalization, and communication technologies. He worked as a radio broadcaster at the All India Radio (state-regulated network) in India, where he scripted and produced current aff...

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Sanjay Asthana, Professor in Journalism, earned his Ph.D. in Journalism and Mass Communication in 2003 from the University of Minnesota. He also holds an MPhil degree in Philosophy and an MA Communication from the University of Hyderabad in India. Dr. Asthana teaches courses in visual communication, media studies, globalization, and communication technologies. He worked as a radio broadcaster at the All India Radio (state-regulated network) in India, where he scripted and produced current affairs programs and numerous documentaries on social and political themes.
Dr. Asthana’s major research areas include globalization and media, visual communications, postcolonial theory, and cultural studies. His research appeared several other journals and media studies books. Dr. Asthana is the author of the UNESCO project, Innovative Practices of Youth Participation in Media published in 2006. The project included several initiatives from Ghana, Haiti, India, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, Vietnam, and Zambia as case studies where young people are directly involved in creating, designing, and producing media content – newspaper graphics work, page design and layout, radio broadcasts, television/video production, and digital multimedia-based materials.
Dr. Asthana is the author of Youth Media Imaginaries from Around the World published by Peter Lang in 2012, He has co-authored, Media Information Literacy: Policy and Strategy Guidelines, a report published by UNESCO in 2013. Dr. Asthana recently completed a grant on Palestinian and Israeli youth media practices, and his new book, Palestinian Youth Media and the Pedagogies of Estrangement has been published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2016. Dr. Asthana was invited to speak at the United Nation’s Alliance of Civilization Global Forum, which was held in Baku, Azerbaijan, on April 24-28, 2016. There, he presented a paper, Media Pedagogy, Youth, and Violent Extremism (http://baku.unaoc.org/speaker/sanjay-asthana/). Dr. Asthana’s new book, India’s State-run Media: Broadcasting, Power, Narrative, is forthcoming from the Cambridge University Press in November 2018.

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