Dr. Anandam (Andy) Kavoori

Professor, Entertainment & Media Studies

Coordinator, Environmental Communication Initiative, Grady College, UGA.
Affiliate faculty, Center for Integrative Conservation Research, UGA.
Affiliate faculty, UGA Marine Institute, Sapelo Island, Georgia.

About: Anandam Kavoori is currently working on several place-based essays, focused on sonic, performative and visual culture in an international context. He also serves as the Coordinator of the “Environmental Communication Initiative” at Grady envtjour.uga.edu.

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Study in A Second Discipline (Ecology), University of Georgia.
Ph.D., Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Maryland, College Park.
M.A., Cultural Anthropology, Brandeis University, Mass.
M.A. Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi, India.
B.A. Sociology, Hindu College, University of Delhi, India.

Research Interests and Activities

Dr. Kavoori has worked in the areas of International Communication, New Media and Media Literacy. He is the author or editor of ten scholarly books and nearly 50 journal articles and book chapters. He has published scholarly articles in most major international journals including Media, Culture and Society, Journal of Communication, Global Media Journal, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Communication Monographs, Global Media and Communication, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Journal of International Communication, and International Journal of Cultural Studies. He is the recipient of the Asian Journal of Communication award in International Communication given at the AEJMC Conference in 2006.

He is also the author of two books of fiction, including a critically acclaimed novel, The Children of Shahida.

Transcultural Subjectivity Anandam (Andy) Kavoori

Abstract: Written for the theoretical section of this edited book, this chapter maps the conceptual terrain for the concept of “transcultural subjectivity.” It offers new insights into thinking about the idea, practice and constructed personhood in contemporary global media forms in post-colonial contexts. It draws on the literature of post-colonial studies, transnational media studies and […]

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Performativity, Mysticism, Experience Anandam (Andy) Kavoori

Abstract: This paper is a textual analysis of the media culture (music videos, performances, advertising, visual/ viral culture) around the greatest exponent of the Sufi musical form called “Qawalli,” through the life and work of the Pakistani maestro Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (1948-1997). Using insights from post-colonial theory, cultural studies, ethno-musicology and identity politics, it […]

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The Most Peaceful Place in the World Anandam (Andy) Kavoori

Abstract: This reflexive auto-ethnographic essay of eco-criticism tells the story of the authors visit to Cheung Eeok Killing fields in Cambodia focusing on themes of peace, place, and the politics of cultural renewal in a country devastated by the Khmer Rouge. Informed by the literature of post-colonialism, cultural studies, and identity politics, it offers a […]

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Teaching Specialties

Dr. Kavoori teaches in the area of international communication, media literacy, environmental communication, and creative writing (fiction and non-fiction).


Dr. Kavoori has been a consultant to News Corporation, CNN International, Discovery Channel and Living Media and a faculty judge for The Peabody Awards for over twenty years. His columns have appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Times-Union, The Times of India, National Herald amongst numerous others, and he has been interviewed as a media expert by Cuban, Indian, Japanese, Spanish, Norwegian, Austrian, and American media outlets (including NPR, the Voice of America and the Associated Press). He has taught in summer programs in Cambodia, England (at Trinity College, Oxford University), Austria (at the University of Innsbruck) and Korea (Korea University). Before joining academia, he was a journalist with media organizations in India and the United States.

Awards and Fellowships

He has held a Lilly Teaching Fellowship and has been twice selected for College Teaching Recognition.

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