Deepa Kumar is a critical media studies scholar whose work is driven by an active engagement with the complex issues that characterize our era of globalization and war. Her areas of research include media, war, and imperialism; media, globalization, and class; media and gender; and Islam, the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy. Her first book, Outside the Box: Corporate Media, Globalization and the UPS Strike, (now available on paperback) is about how collective struggle can impact the media and society in progressive ways. She is currently working on her second book, on the U.S. media, political Islam and the Middle East. She has lectured widely on Islam, Islamophobia and the media. She has also lectured on issues such as media and democracy, labor and globalization, the Iraq war, media representations of women, and media and South Asia and the Middle East.
Deepa KumarAssociate Professor
Department of Journalism and Media Studies
School of Communication and Information
Islam/Muslims and the West; political Islam and media; labor, labor struggles, and globalization; South Asian and Middle East history; U.S. imperialism