I served as the Managing Editor of the refereed Journal of Communication Inquiry (JCI) for the academic year 2017-18. Now in its 47th year, this media and cultural studies journal is published in association with Sage Publications and is affiliated with the Cultural & Critical Studies Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). In addition to regular JCI issues, I edited a special section on “1968 Movements and Activism” and a theme edition on migration and the news media. In 2016-17, I was JCI‘s Book Reviews Editor.
Before coming to the US, I worked in India as a researcher at the Asian College of Journalism for a UNICEF project on media coverage of children’s issues. I was also involved in designing and supervising a developmental journalism field project that entailed postgraduate students investigating and reporting issues of concern to rural publics in the southern Indian state of Karnataka.
From 2007 to 2010, I worked as an analyst at the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, Bangalore, India. My job included developing back-end banking applications and producing web content for the company’s portal.