Head of Postgraduate, Communication Studies
Phone: 921 9999 extn 8453
Auckland University of Technology
School of Communication Studies
Private Bag 92006
- PhD, BA (Hons) Murdoch University, Australia
Memberships and Affiliations:
- Editor, borderlands: new spaces in the humanities
- Editorial Board Member - Communication, Culture and Critique
- Editorial Board Member - Sites: A Journal of Social Anthropology & Cultural Studies
- Editorial Board Member - Journal of Media Watch
Vijay joined the School in 2016 as Associate Professor in Communication Studies & Head of Postgraduate. Prior to this, he taught for more than a decade at the University of Otago. His research is located at the interface of media-culture-society and his publications address key social, cultural and political debates and issues across cultures and media platforms: cinema, print, broadcast, & new media. Some recent publications explored indigenous media in Aotearoa; media and climate change; media and neoliberal politics; media, terror & sovereignty; new media & democracy in Malaysia; and cinema and migrant workers in Singapore.
As Head of Postgraduate Studies, Vijay invites prospective postgraduate students to email him
. I will be delighted to hear from you as you consider embarking on your postgraduate career at AUT.
- Media & Communication Studies
- Cultural Studies & Critical Theory
- Urbanization & Youth Culture in India
- Globalization & Everyday Life in Asia
I am interdisciplinary researcher whose work is concerned with the ways creative industries and practices structure subjectivities, ways of seeing and living, and cultural, social, and political practices. My research draws on a range of scholarly areas including media & communication studies, critical theory, cultural studies, and urban studies, as well as a variety of approaches including ethnography, textual analysis, and qualitative research.
To date I have supervised 6 PhDs and 9 MAs to completion & currently co-supervise 11 PhDs in areas such as social media and surveillance, gender and Indian cinema, ethnic media in Singapore, media and terrorism, and gender and the media in Asia.
Current Research Projects:
I am currently working on three research projects: media and social life of youth in India; migrant workers in Singapore; and the nexus of cinema-celebrity-politics.