Ms. Manisha Pathak-Shelat
Professor, Communication & Digital Platforms and Strategies
Chair, Center for Development Management and Communication
Editor, Journal of Creative Communications-Sage
Prof. Manisha Pathak-Shelat has taught and worked as media consultant/trainer and researcher in India, Thailand, and the US. She has a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA and in Education from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India. Prof. Pathak-Shelat's special interests are new media, civic engagement, transcultural citizenship, young people’s media cultures, intersection of civic and consumer cultures, media literacy and gender. Recent projects include an Academy of Finland sponsored multi- country youth media participation project, a study on online civic engagement and transcultural citizenship, and a study on digital youth cultures in India. Prof. Pathak-Shelat has received a number of awards and fellowships including The Soviet Land Nehru Award, Shastri Indo-Canadian Faculty Research Award, The Salzburg Seminar Fellowship and TATA Fellowship for the Study of Contemporary India. Currently she serves as the Chair for the Media Education Research section of International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR).