Bio

Hello and thank you for visiting my website.

I am Daya Thussu, Professor of International Communication at the University of Westminster in London and the founder and Co-Director of the India Media Centre and research advisor to the China Media Centre. I run a Masters Programme in Global Media at the University, which has one of the highest-ranked media and communication departments in the UK with global recognition for its cutting edge and internationally-oriented research and scholarship.

I have been teaching, researching and writing about international aspects of media and communication for nearly three decades. My book International Communication – Continuity and Change has established itself as a key text in this area, having been adopted by universities around the world and translated into Mandarin and Korean. I am currently preparing the third edition which will include a much-expanded chapter on digital media, focusing specially on the growth of creative and cultural industries in an era of on-line multi-platform and mobile delivery mechanisms, particularly important in large population BRICS countries such as China and India.

My PhD in International Relations is from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and I have been a consultant for many international organizations including UNDP and UNESCO. I also have extensive experience of journalism, having worked for the Press Trust of India, the national news agency of India and as Associate Editor of the London-based Gemini News Service, specialising in developing countries.

I am the author or editor of 18 books, among my key publications are: Communicating India’s Soft Power: Buddha to Bollywood (Palgrave, 2013, a South Asian edition published by Sage India, 2016); Mapping BRICS Media (co-edited with Kaarle Nordenstreng, Routledge 2015); Media and Terrorism: Global Perspectives (co-edited with Des Freedman, Sage, 2012); Internationalizing Media Studies (Routledge, 2009); News as Entertainment: The Rise of Global Infotainment (Sage, 2007); Media on the Move: Global Flow and Contra-Flow (Routledge, 2007); International Communication – Continuity and Change, third edition (Bloomsbury, forthcoming); and Electronic Empires – Global Media and Local Resistance (Arnold, 1998).

I am also the founder and Managing Editor of the Sage journal Global Media and Communication and Editor-in-Chief of the new Sage journal Global Media and China, published in collaboration with Communication University of China. I am on the editorial advisory board of 20 international peer-reviewed journals.

I am series editor for two book series for Routledge: Internationalizing Media Studies and Advances in Internationalizing Media Studies. In 2014, I was honoured with a ‘Distinguished Scholar Award’ by the International Studies Association.