I am interested in questions of technology, history and culture with a focus on South and West Asia. My scholarship advances the field of communication by moving beyond European and US dominated topics and approaches. Toward that end, my research builds on theories from “area studies” to examine mediated communication processes in Asia. I also engage in conversations surrounding the impact of interdisciplinary knowledge and public engagement on communication scholarship.
Refereed Journal Articles
Paul, S. & Dowling, D. (2020). Gandhi’s Newspaperman: T.G. Narayanan and the Quest for an Independent India, 1938-46. Modern Asian Studies, 54(2), 471-501.
Paul, S. (2020). Journalism, not “Cheerleading”: An Ombudsman’s Paradigm Repair in the JNU Sedition Case in India. Journalism, 21(3), 423-440.
Paul, S. & Sosale, S. (2020). Witnessing a Disaster: Public Use of Digital Technologies in the 2015 South Indian Floods. Digital Journalism, 8(1), 15-31.
Paul, S. (2019). The Gulf Crisis and Narratives of Emotionality in Nepal’s English-Language Press. International Journal of Communication, 13, 1323-1339.
Paul, S. (2018). Between Participation and Autonomy: Understanding Indian Citizen Journalists. Journalism Practice, 12(5), 526-542. [lead article]
Paul, S. & Dowling, D. (2018). Digital Archiving as Social Protest: Dalit Camera and the Mobilization of India’s “Untouchables.” Digital Journalism, 6(9), 1239-1254.
Paul, S. (2017). Meskwaki Language Threat Gets Token News Coverage. Newspaper Research Journal, 38(3), 366-378.
Paul, S. & Carpenter, J.C. (2017). Jokes in Public: The Ethical Implications of Radio Prank Calls. Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics, 14(2/3), 33-41.
Paul, S. (2017). A New Public Sphere? English-language Stand-up Comedy in India. Contemporary South Asia, 25(2), 121-135. [lead article]
Paul, S. (2017). “When India was Indira”: Indian Express’s Coverage of the Emergency, 1975-77. Journalism History, 42(4), 201-211.
Paul, S. (2018). East India Comedy: Channeling the Public Sphere in Online Satire In From Networks to Netflix: A Guide to Changing Channels. Derek Johnson (Ed.) New York: Routledge. pp. 265-273.
Paul, S. & Berkowitz, D. (2019). Social Construction of News. The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies. Folker Hanusch and Tim Vos (Eds.). New Jersey: Wiley-Blackwell.
Special Issue/Section Editor
Paul, S. (2018). Mediating Global Migration. Special Issue of Journal of Communication Inquiry, 42 (4), 315-317.
Paul, S. (2018). 1968 Movements and Activism. Special Section in Journal of Communication Inquiry, 42(3), 281-283.
Dowling, D. & Paul, S. (2019). Digital Literary Journalism in Opposition: Meena Kandasamy and the Dalit Online Movement in India. Literary Journalism Studies, 11(1), 86-99.
Paul, Subin. “Newspaper as Everyday Technology: Notes from Rural South India.” Technology, Empire and Decolonization in South Asia Workshop, Princeton University, April 2021.