Aswin Punathambekar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is the author of From Bombay to Bollywood: The Making of a Global Media Industry (NYU Press, 2013), co-editor of Global Bollywood (NYU Press, 2008), and co-editor of Television At Large in South Asia (2013). His research and teaching focus on digital media and political culture, media industries and production cultures, and media history with a focus on South Asia and the South Asian diaspora. Aswin is an Associate Editor of the journal Media, Culture and Society and he currently co-edits the Critical Cultural Communication series for NYU Press. He is currently at work on his next book, provisionally titled Mobile Publics: Popular Culture and the Political in Digital India.
Ph.D. Communication Arts (Media and Cultural Studies), University of Wisconsin, Madison (2007).
Aswin Punathambekar’s research and teaching focus on digital media and political culture, globalization, media industries and production cultures, media history, and public culture with a focus on South Asia and the South Asian diaspora.
From Bombay to Bollywood: The Making of a Global Media Industry (NYU Press, 2013).
“Television at large” (with Shanti Kumar). South Asian History and Culture, 2012, vol. 3, no. 4.
“From IndiaFM.com to Radio Ceylon: New media and the making of the Bombay film industry.” Media, Culture and Society, 2010, vol. 32 (5): 841-857.
“Reality TV and participatory culture in India.” Popular Communication: International Journal of Media and Culture, 2010, 8(4): 241-255.
“Ameen Sayani and Radio Ceylon: Notes towards a history of broadcasting and Bombay cinema.” BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies, 2010, 1(2): 189-197.