Faculty & Administration

Prof. Sanjeev Chatterjee is a faculty member at the School of Communication, University of Miami. An acclaimed documentarian, Chatterjee is interested in exploring how non-fiction media can contribute to positive change. His work has been seen worldwide on National Geographic, Discovery Networks, The History Channel, ARTE…among others. His film One Water has won numerous awards internationally and reached over 300 million viewers on television. He was the founding executive director of the Knight Center for International Media, University of Miami. The East Kolkata Wetlands project is an outcome of Prof. Chatterjee’s Fulbright-Nehru visiting lectureship hosted by the School of Media Communication and Culture, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

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Dr. Nilanjana Gupta is Professor, Department of English and Dean, Faculty of Arts Jadavpur University. She has written and edited numerous books. Her book Reading With Allah: Madarsas in West Bengal was published by Routledge in 2009. She has been the convener of Community Radio:Ju, a unique and widely recognized community radio initiative at Jadavpur University since 2008.Dr. Gupta’s continuous support of the East Kolkata Wetlands project and other collaborations with the University of Miami, School of Communication was a key ingredient towards the realization of this project.

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Dr. Partha Pratim Basu holds the rank pf professor in the Department of International Relations, Jadavpur University. He currently serves as the Director, School of Media Communication and Culture. His scholarly work focuses on democracy and cultural change. He is also the editor of Jadavpur Journal of International Relations. As the head of the School hosting Professor Sanjeev Chatterjee’s Fulbright-Nehru lectureship in India, Dr. Basu had administrative oversight of the East Kolkata Wetlands Project.

 

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Abhijit Roy is an Associate Professor in Film Studies at Jadavpur University. He writes on television, popular culture and politics. Roy has been a key collaborator with the Knight Center for International Media, University of Miami through his participation in the Center’s multimedia workshops for educators and its My Story, My Goal project focusing on visual storytelling about the Millennium Development Goals. He is involved with various aspects of the future of film in India. He has written a book about Sergei Eisenstein in Bengali and his forthcoming book Television Studies from India will be published by Oxford University Press in 2012. Abhijit contributed to the day-to-day operations and in an editorial capacity to the East Kolkata Wetlands project

 

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