Kinjal Dave

Portrait of Kinjal Dave
Doctoral Student
Affiliate, Data & Society Research Institute

Kinjal Dave is a doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication interested in race, rhetoric, technology, activism, journalism, and Critical Theory. Her current work explores the technological and cultural history of stereotypes. As a Research Fellow for the Center for Media at Risk, her work examines how diasporic news deserts shape discourses around the occupation of Kashmir.

Prior to attending the University of Pennsylvania, Dave worked as a Research Analyst at Data & Society Research Institute on the Media Manipulation and Disinformation Initiative. There, she used archival materials to understand how the white mainstream press has historically amplified or undermined white supremacists and their ideologies. Dave received her bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Political Science at Villanova University. Her undergraduate thesis explored epistemologies of racial ignorance. 

Kinjal Dave is a doctoral student at the Annenberg School for Communication interested in race, rhetoric, technology, activism, journalism, and Critical Theory.

Dave's Network

  • Activism, Communication, and Social Justice
  • Critical Journalism Studies
  • Culture and Communication
  • CAMRA at Penn
  • Center for Media at Risk