Professor Emerita
College of Media Communication and Information


Ph.D., Psychology, Gujarat University, 1980
M.A., Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 1971
B.A., English Literature, Ranchi University, 1967 (with honours)

Regional and Thematic Interests

South Asia
Media Studies

Selected Publications

2010. Geopolitics of Representation in Foreign News: Explaining Darfur. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, Rowman and Littlefield, 

2003. International and Development Communication: A 21st Century Perspective. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

2001. W Gudykunst and B Mody, ed. Handbook of Intercultural and International Communication. Sage.

1995. Mody, B., Bauer, J. & Straubhaar, J. ed. Telecommunications Politics: Ownership and Control of the Information Highway in Developing Countries. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

1991. Designing Messages for Development Communication: An Audience Participation-based Approach. Sage.