The Reynolds School of Journalism welcomes Dr. Paromita Pain to the school’s faculty this fall as an assistant professor of global media studies.
Professor Pain recently moved from Texas where she earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Austin, researching implications and effects of alternative media in India. Her research focuses on global journalism practices from feminist perspectives and the study of alternative media.
“We received almost 100 applications for this position and Professor Pain’s experience and approach rose to the top of the list,” said Associate Dean Donica Mensing, who chaired the search for the position. “Professor Pain is a truly international scholar who has published widely on global media issues. She impressed students and faculty during her interview for the quality of both her teaching and research presentations. We are thrilled she chose to join the Reynolds School.”
Prior to receiving her Ph.D., Professor Pain was a journalist with The Hindu, India’s most respected broadsheet. She also wrote for The Guardian and Al Jazeera.
She has been awarded scholarships to examine media practices in various countries like Israel, the Netherlands, South Africa and Singapore and was a visiting research fellow at Cardiff University in 2008.
During her time at the Reynolds School, Professor Pain will explore emerging newsroom practices and concerns in a global context.