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Media Studies Prof., Founding Dir., Global Media Studies Initiative @umichLSA; Incoming director of Center for South Asian Studies @umcsas; editor @MCSjournal.

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We are hiring at @CUBoulderMDST. Assistant or Associate Prof. specializing in critical media theory, with a focus o… https://t.co/uQRdMySfbd
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10/16
2019
If you're in #AnnArbor this Saturday, please consider attending the "Dismantling Casteism & Racism: Continuing the… https://t.co/IEHP0lHJDn
Retweeted by Aswin Punathambekar @dibsroy86 @arbitist @dalitdiva Not sure, but I’ll find out and send you the link to the video if there is a recording.
10/11
2019
I’m walking around Greenwich village with an ARC OF MY FUCKIN BOOK. I’m so giddy I can’t even handle it https://t.co/x7Q89b2p2M
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10/1
2019
Many of us at MIT are profoundly concerned. Heartened so many are speaking up, reflected in this letter (signed by… https://t.co/lwEfWaZKxJ
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9/19
2019
@IndiaCultureLab @kareempuff @RachelMJDwyer Thank you! This was a whirlwind! And I will continue to tweet responses… https://t.co/3LIaF5xZMm @IndiaCultureLab Of course, this doesn’t mean that fan/audience work did not exceed the boundaries that were set up… https://t.co/jTcmOgPJ5f @IndiaCultureLab That said, I do think that the Indian Idol-era of reality TV is critical b’cos it inaugurated a ne… https://t.co/bx4aIFGM2a @IndiaCultureLab *sigh* the pace at which the media scene has shifted (both culturally and politically) is daunting… https://t.co/xaASoX3seT @RachelMJDwyer @IndiaCultureLab @kareempuff @RachelMJDwyer and @kareempuff are right to stress the performative dim… https://t.co/MeRPLTnoVe @parmeshs @RachelMJDwyer @kareempuff @IndiaCultureLab Netflix, Amazon, and others are tapping into Indian nostalgia… https://t.co/mYIJrf9TbN @parmeshs @RachelMJDwyer @kareempuff @IndiaCultureLab We are seeing a lot of this in the digital domain for sure. I… https://t.co/kmmIFBaRWx @IndiaCultureLab @RachelMJDwyer @aswinp I love Gayatri Gopinath's essay "Bollywood Spectacles" where she discusses… https://t.co/k7vhEVocGr
Retweeted by Aswin Punathambekar @kareempuff @IndiaCultureLab @RachelMJDwyer We should dwell on @kareempuff’s point for a minute. So many Bollywood… https://t.co/CohoetUlBV @IndiaCultureLab @henryjenkins I’m sure you will hear more on this topic from @RukminiPande, S V Srinivas and other… https://t.co/brGiuEzSBR @IndiaCultureLab @henryjenkins As for #indianfandom, before we talk capital T Theory, we need to come to terms w/ i… https://t.co/uIPSN5yRBy @IndiaCultureLab @henryjenkins This conversation feat. Aditya Nigam, for instance, is interesting. https://t.co/IodXgmxHvJ 2/3 #Indianfandom @IndiaCultureLab @henryjenkins This is an issue not only for media studies but the humanities and social sciences w… https://t.co/CzzExs1FDF @parmeshs And I can’t ‘like’ @kareempuff’s amazing tweets fast enough!! @IndiaCultureLab There are some amazing scholars starting to do this work though. Follow @arbitist and @heysoke (po… https://t.co/AumutamUGv @IndiaCultureLab When it comes to Indian TV, we desperately need more scholarship on audiences. And not just in rel… https://t.co/ULe4TvzJco @IndiaCultureLab And in the Indian context, we are only now seeing a push to expand media studies beyond film Not s… https://t.co/iJzAwQ11l4 @IndiaCultureLab This has to do in part w/ the fact that the study of media in India got going w a focus on film. A… https://t.co/US2pJKnWPF @IndiaCultureLab This has to do in part w/ the fact that the study of media in India got going w a focus on film. A… https://t.co/MO2FZyev7HLooking forward to this conversation on #indianfandom and wishing I could be @IndiaCultureLab! https://t.co/4KgNiuXIXj
9/16
2019
@rcolintait @mznewman @d_kompare And what’s more, Netflix and co. are tapping into that nostalgia to create shows t… https://t.co/JjIqcVD3G2 @rcolintait @mznewman @d_kompare this sounds terrific! Quick q’n - has anyone written about how ideas reg. TV’s ‘go… https://t.co/NuFJifVicX
9/15
2019
@sulafaz It would be great to have your voice in the mix! @dibsroy86 please consider contributing!And it would be fantastic to hear from scholars affiliated with @ICAPopComm @ICAGCSC and other @icahdq. As you cons… https://t.co/dGrEFlgXS6 @BuBaykurt It would be fantastic to see submissions from @UMassAmherst grads and early-career scholars! Your dept.… https://t.co/yULfm0U2Q1 @AnnenbergCARGC @MKraidy @bilgeyesil1 - please help us spread the word in the NYC circuit, esp. among grad students… https://t.co/fzAvnE6XE3 @MCSjournal @WendyWillems_ , @africasacountry, @hwasser @seyramavle please help us reach out to scholars in various… https://t.co/d7jp9KKMn5.@AnnenbergCARGC @MKraidy - I know you guys have a lot to say on this particular subject! https://t.co/Dp7q2jFgdd @MCSjournal Here is the CFP for ‘Encounters with Western media theory’ from @MCSjournal. Please circulate widely, a… https://t.co/ZRlWcasaZZ @MCSjournal We hope that essays we publish will join a broader conversation in the field and shed light on how we c… https://t.co/TFXy939wDW @MCSjournal We are particularly interested in provocative essays that stem from your experiences in doctoral progra… https://t.co/Oipmdf5Vn2Media & Commn. studies is a global endeavor now, but graduate training remains rooted in Western philosophical trad… https://t.co/tGXK5JC129
9/13
2019
@RukminiPande @parmeshs The whole event sounds amazing, and I'm particularly sad to miss hearing @RukminiPande spea… https://t.co/ajcBmw6Niv
8/29
2019
@Debashree2017 @arbitist Yeah, we still have a long way to go when it comes to undoing India-centrism. But I do see… https://t.co/SUr5DriwXh @Debashree2017 @arbitist That is one amazing poster!! (And of course, delighted to hear that the book might work for your course!)
8/28
2019
@MariaRepnikova @MKraidy @newsprof1 @julia @juliasonnevend A number of entries (incl. one on ‘Globalization’ that I… https://t.co/IYo74bgbv2 @MariaRepnikova @MKraidy @newsprof1 @julia @juliasonnevend When I taught a freshman seminar on Global Media Dynamic… https://t.co/iV0yknyKaS
8/22
2019
@bilgeyesil1 @juliasonnevend @MKraidy @roudakova @TheDigitalStre1 @wyoumans @mediastudied I would also recommend th… https://t.co/YI8YgYJ2wgRespect https://t.co/9YPEfSgY8O
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8/21
2019
@parmeshs @IndiaCultureLab @henryjenkins @parodevi @uanjaria @kareempuff I so wish I could have been there for this… https://t.co/eKFp0nX3O1
8/19
2019
@DocDre I want to! Let's talk
8/13
2019
Hey @heysoke! Remember what I said about taking the time to figure out what you want from this line of work + think… https://t.co/gh4VBjvfdD
8/6
2019
@meredithdclark No doubt. It’s so damn hard to not get caught up in meeting those expectations. @meredithdclark It does take time. And that’s why your book will be good when it’s done! At the end of the day, you… https://t.co/yFB6kAFBcJ
8/5
2019
For all those watching helplessly/hopelessly as the situation in Kashmir unfolds, this is a thread with advice👇🏽 https://t.co/oIJUM3AaAF
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8/4
2019
This academic year gets better and better! Congrats to @dwbrunton! https://t.co/gGJeaZLsQZ
7/31
2019
@Courtney_BD @bsasling I need to do this for Spring 2020, and I’m now about to start designing a syllabus for a sem… https://t.co/hMcc0jNjPz
7/29
2019
The highlight of this academic year! Congrats, @heysoke! https://t.co/UVqaxMUfu9
7/24
2019
Promising cover, but like 'Leila' and 'Ghoul' (Netflix shows), the heavy-handed treatment of hindutva politics is s… https://t.co/rNOU2veSOnI live in London and I followed the Cricket World Cup closely. I had NO IDEA about this. What a story by… https://t.co/pCKQJsOyBu
Retweeted by Aswin Punathambekar'Rebel Sultans' is clearly written for folks who aren't going to track down and read scholarly accounts of the Decc… https://t.co/o8swrlukUW
7/22
2019
This sounds just like every faculty retreat I’ve been forced to attend once you substitute “diversity” for “cheese” https://t.co/gR5Y7yHbNp
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7/20
2019
A+! This essay on early-career parents - that’s what I’ve decided I am - is on target! https://t.co/Lfn07JEjK3 https://t.co/cC3xOb5VmE
7/16
2019
The Kiwis were robbed. Mukul Kesavan clarifies. https://t.co/F1iDmcgaVl
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7/15
2019
If only the selfie-obsessed would pause and reflect on medieval Delhi's gifts. #delhi https://t.co/hhh4BTLjZS
7/11
2019
Ironically, the only thing going for Dhoni the batsman was his running. To be run out in what possibly will be his last odi game, is gutting
Retweeted by Aswin PunathambekarYou just direct hit the World Cup final, son
Retweeted by Aswin PunathambekarCan he, is the question. https://t.co/UBUycrGFGN
Retweeted by Aswin PunathambekarMeanwhile, in the south of England, Guardian writers are at a loss for words re Djokovic’s complete dominance: “an… https://t.co/FcddFLIgoxAt 42.3, Dhoni let an innocuous ball outside off simply go by. Kohli scratching his beard and raising his hand in a… https://t.co/iAxoHrdfdNIndian and Pakistani Twitter delivering hot takes on this dismal day 🤣 https://t.co/YchINzbJLU
Retweeted by Aswin PunathambekarOn Virat's LBW Me: Damn, it's umpire's call. Friend: No, it's Kohli's கால்.
Retweeted by Aswin PunathambekarWho knew desi schezwan sauce would actually go well as a dip for murukku?! #delhisoweird https://t.co/xwQCl0Ue20
7/10
2019
.@shannonmattern essay on 5G and the wireless imaginary in @_reallifemag is absolutely stunning. Possibly the best… https://t.co/fSStJAXoFK
Retweeted by Aswin PunathambekarNEW #globaldev LINKS before the summer break feat @aswinp @gleemie @J_Schoeneberg @newhumanitarian & more! https://t.co/o9S9ZlVj1k
Retweeted by Aswin Punathambekar @JDMoorman @dwbrunton Wise words, @JDMoorman. And @dwbrunton, you have mad skills in many domains. You will find a way forward. @shannonmattern @_reallifemag Can’t wait to read! And more importantly, include in syllabus for a grad seminar on d… https://t.co/7MsEXNB3zZ
7/9
2019
@shotinshanghai @UofMPress @arbitist Thanks, Aynne!
7/8
2019
From 1972, this TN publisher has been printing comics like Tintin and Asterix in Tamil. @AnjanaShekar writes about… https://t.co/3QdC2ObQqC
Retweeted by Aswin PunathambekarDear academics...(especially those at american R1s who made it & can't imagine why someone would imagine other path… https://t.co/BcdxKVd5Fi
7/7
2019
@tetisheri @cis_india @SimiranLalvani Looks great! I’ve bookmarked this and will include in the syllabus for a grad… https://t.co/XwNmaYvYOg
7/5
2019
@aschrock @arbitist Thanks, Andrew!India had 11 Internet Shutdowns just in June 2019. This is now the new normal. It wasn't long ago that my colleague… https://t.co/t8f2p4M2X1
Retweeted by Aswin Punathambekar @usharaman @arbitist Thanks, Usha! We’d love to get your thoughts on it (and of course, happy to Skype into classes anytime!)
7/4
2019
@JordaanS @arbitist @CMNDePaul thank you! @j_chatter @arbitist Thank you 🙏🙏. We'll be very happy if portions of the book are taught widely!Genius alert. Tamil peoples keta nenju valikkum thala vedikkum (in a good way). #WeAreAllKallamounis Yes I know t… https://t.co/YfZcGJYjeZ
Retweeted by Aswin Punathambekar @arbitist @KrantiCurry @shankasur @Helga_HuffPuff agreed. But it doesn’t have to be an either/or. + focusing on for… https://t.co/GpcOwgQAmJ @arbitist @shankasur @Helga_HuffPuff Fair. But in the process, it will be critical to figure out the formal dimensi… https://t.co/uVTgvaa4vu @ashwinnag @arbitist Thank you, sir! @RKDasgupta Thanks, Rohit! Will look forward to hearing your thoughts on it (hopefully in person when I visit L’bor… https://t.co/kbfEdKfUho @msteinbrg @arbitist @UofMPress @UMGMSI Thanks, Marc! Will look forward to hearing your thoughts on it in the near future. @MKraidy @AnnenbergCARGC @arbitist @UofMPress @UMGMSI Thank you! Will look forward to your and other… https://t.co/l770sfvyLb @skishchampi @arbitist @UofMPress @UMGMSI Thank you! @techno_kavi @arbitist Some publishers are genuinely trying their best to figure this out (@UofMPress does well, as… https://t.co/unahBrkvWO @techno_kavi @arbitist Thank you! Your work (as you’ll see in the Intro) was so crucial for us! As for open access,… https://t.co/Ij3oNGi4IG
7/3
2019
@JCPlantin @arbitist Thank you!Thread on OPEN ACCESS book making important interventions in digital and cultural theory, grounded in South Asia ca… https://t.co/hZ0PHvP5jB
Retweeted by Aswin PunathambekarCongrats to @arbitist and @aswinp for getting this great book out!! We had a lot of fun workshopping the introducti… https://t.co/KJGeeZe79W
Retweeted by Aswin PunathambekarWith Global Digital Cultures, @UMGMSI hopes to add to the work done/being done by fab centers & orgs like… https://t.co/oPXBcnX9tL
Retweeted by Aswin PunathambekarStay tuned over the next few weeks as @arbitist and I highlight the superb work that contributors to #DigiSA have d… https://t.co/XJhm0JBh3s#DigiSA contributors include @3Lmantra, Shanti Kumar, Rahul Mukherjee, @ipolitico, @dia_das, Shruti Vaidya,… https://t.co/Wq0dI01fV9
Retweeted by Aswin PunathambekarThe #DigiSA project also benefited greatly from the insights and advice of colleagues like Katherine Sender,… https://t.co/pBsdkTZ9zj
Retweeted by Aswin Punathambekar#DigiSA builds on the work of @Yangguobin, @MKraidy, Paula Chakravarrty, Lisa Parks, Ravi Sundaram, @techno_kavi,… https://t.co/1Ge48TfNps
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7/2
2019

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