Radha Hegde

Professor of Media, Culture and Communication

New York University

Radha S. Hegde’s research and teaching focus on gender, globalization, migration and global media flows. Her edited book, Circuits of Visibility: Gender and Transnational Media Cultures, was published by NYU Press in July 2011. Radha is currently working on a book Mediating Migration where she examines a series of sites (including music and food) where technology mediates the meanings and value of tradition in the diasporic context. Another ongoing ethnographic project focuses on the growth of English language and communication training in India and the shaping of aspirations about digital futures. Her earlier work focused on gender identities and reproductive politics in south India. She serves on the editorial board of several major journals in the field of media and cultural studies, and was recently appointed as co-editor for the journal Feminist Media Studies. She was a journalist with the Indian Express in Chennai, India before her academic career. She is also one of the founder members of Manavi, the first feminist South Asian group in the United States.