Revati Prasad

Portrait of Revati Prasad
Doctoral Candidate

Revati Prasad is a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and a Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication. Her work focuses on the politics of technology and information access, including infrastructure, media and technology policy and the journalism industry. Her dissertation examines efforts to improve internet connectivity in India and how they relate to narratives of nationhood. She also studies the digital journalism industries in India and the United States.

Prasad’s research has been published in Media, Culture & Society, Communication, Culture and Critique, Journalism, and Media Theory and has received awards from the Global Communication and Social Change and the Media Industries Divisions of the International Communication Association. In 2018, Prasad also won the James D. Woods Award for outstanding graduate teaching assistants. Prior to Annenberg, she worked at an international non-profit that supports independent journalism, primarily working on sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. She holds an M.P.A. from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in Economic and Political Development, and a B.A. in Political Science and a B.S. in Journalism from Ohio University.

Revati Prasad is a doctoral candidate at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania and a Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication. Her work focuses on the politics of technology and information access, including infrastructure, media and technology policy, and the journalism industry. Her dissertation examines efforts to improve internet connectivity in India and how they relate to narratives of nationhood. She also studies the digital journalism industries in India and the United States.

Prasad's Network

  • Activism, Communication, and Social Justice
  • Critical Journalism Studies
  • Global and Comparative Communication
  • Media Institutions and Systems
  • Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication
  • Media Activism Research Collective