Desai, Mira K.
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Communication researcher and also content developer, writer producer.
Being researcher from India, Mira K. Desai’s present work is mainly with reference to women, digital spaces and culture. Earlier I have worked on cultural imperialism and indian television and recently completed an edited volume on Regional Television in India for Routledge.
Though domain competence is in Development Communication, digital networks and religion is something I have worked on taking religious subsect analysis. I, along with my two friends, are working on a Call for Papers on « Platform economy and culture » for a journal special issue. Recently we completed a Pan-India voluntary research project on ROTL – Research in Online Teaching Learning covering a total 2000+ sample of students and teachers engaged in media communication education.
Research priorities and my personal interest is in sustainability and development at micro and macro level. Gender is another area I am keenly interested in and have also been part of UNESCO UniTwin Network (www.unitwin.net) for my university. I was one of the contributory authors for the Mapping Educational Strategies for Creating Gender-sensitive Journalism, Media and ICT Curriculums.
Written and spoken cultures and their intersections with each other is something I am curious about and would wish to research provided I get time affordance. I am particularly keen about Freedom of expression, right to information and democratic participation. My earlier work in participatory communication with rural, poor women has built my competencies in message creation and design. I have published in my native language and was awarded for my book manuscript for neo-literates by the Government of India in 2002. I am one of the AMIC India country representatives and manage AMIC India Fund at my Department. I am also associated with GCRA as one of the vice presidents.
Mira K. Desai, Ph.D.
Professor & Head
University Department of Extension & Communication
SNDT Women’s University
Tel.: (+91) 022-266 13550/266 08855