Associate Professor and Chair
Communication Area at MICA
Manisha Pathak-Shelat (Ph.D., Mass Communication with a minor in Gender & Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2014; Ph.D., Education, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India, 1997) is Associate Professor and Chair, Communication Area at MICA, Ahmedabad, India where she is also an affiliated with the Center for Social Change Leadership. Her work concerns new media, civic engagement, gender, media and information literacy, and youth media cultures. Her current research examines the Internet and the emerging civic culture of transcultural citizenship among women in several different countries. She is also studying digital youth cultures in India. Her work has been published in journals such as New Media & Society, Journal of Children and Media, and MediaAsia. She is also a collaborator on a digital archive of feminist grassroot political media from South Asia hosted by the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections. She has received a number of awards and fellowships including The Soviet Land Nehru Award, Shastri Indo-Canadian Faculty Research Award, Salzburg Seminar Fellowship, and TATA Fellowship for the Study of Contemporary India.