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Jayanta Vishnu Das

Academic Qualification:

Ph.D. in Cultural Studies (Tezpur University) 2015

M.A. in Mass Communication and Journalism (Tezpur University) 2008

Areas of Interest

  •  Media and Culture
  •  Sites of Media Production
  •  Television Studies
  •  Media and Globalization

Masters Dissertation 2014

  •  Parinita Gogoi, "Groups and Pages in Facebook: A Study on Tezpur University Communities in the Virtual Sphere".
  •  Garima Patowary, "A Comparative Analysis of Rituparno Ghosh's Dahan and Antarmahal: Exploring Issues of Family and Womanhood".
  •  Dharitri Basumatary, "An Analysis of Bodo VCD films: Emerging Form of Popular Culture".
  •  Rashmi Das, "Masculinity in Advertisements: Analysing Stereotypes Through Images".

Projects

A Minor Research Project funded by UGC for the period 2013-14 on "Emerging Media and the Public Sphere: A Study with Reference to Assam" with a grant of Rs 1 Lakh.

Co-Investigator of UNICEF sponsored project titled ‘Using Folklore for Community Messaging: Adolescents as Agents for Social Change and Empowerment (Phase II) during 2016 (completed) Grant Rs 43 Lakh

Publications

Das, Jayanta Vishnu. “Protests, Resistance and Violence: The collective Performance of Everyday Images in Manipur” in Performative Communication: Culture and Politics in South Asia. Pathak, Dev and Sasank Perreira (eds.). Routledge: New Delhi. (Accepted).

Das, Jayanta Vishnu. “The Gender Perspective of Ethnic Violence: Setting and Agenda of Peace for the Media” in Melvil Pereira and Bhaswati Borgohain (eds). Role of Media in Conflict Resolution. Guwahati: North Eastern Social Research Centre. 2017 (accepted)

Das, Jayanta Vishnu. 'Documenting Lives in the Margins: Narratives from Manipur' in Women’s Narratives from North East India: Lives in the Margins. Nath, Debarshi Prasad (ed.). Guwahati: Purbanchal Prakash in association with the Department of Cultural Studies, UGC-SAP-DRS (I). T.U. ISBN: 978-81-7213-282-8. March, 2016

Das, J. V. "Documentaries as Protests: Voices of Unrest from Manipur". Ed. G. P. Pandey. Media and Women: Emerging Perspectives. New Delhi: Sunrise Publications, 2014. Print.

Das, J. V. "Media and Culture". Ed. D. P. Nath and P. J. Mahanta. Cultural Studies: Perspectives from North East India. Guwahati: Purbanchal Prakash, 2013. Print

Das, J. V. The Impact of FM Channels in Rural Assam: A Case Study on Adjoining Areas of Guwahati. ISRJ 1.9 (2011): 23-25. Print.

Das, J.V. "Social habits in the Virtual World". Proceedings of 9th Conference of International Congress of Social Philosophy. 2010.

Seminars and Conferences

Presented a joint paper with Dr. Debarshi Prasad Nath titled "Transformed by Geography, Transformed by Encounters: A Reading of Walter Salles' The Motorcycle Diaries" in a National Conference on 'Travel Writing and the Trajectories of Belonging' organised by Department of EFL, Tezpur University on 28-29 March 2010.

Presented a paper "Understanding Governmental Roles: An Analysis of the Chakma Issue" in a two day National Seminar 'Ethnic Conflict in the North East' organised by Institute of Tai Studies and Research at Moranhat on 24-25 April, 2010.

Presented a paper "Surviving in Times of Competition: Adaptability of the Assamese Film Industry" in a two day National Seminar 'Changing Contours of Cinema' organised by The University of Burdwan on 28-29 April, 2010.

Presented a paper "Ethical Dogmas of Reporting Leaks: The Future of Journalism" in a two day National Seminar 'Gandhian Principle and Youth Development' organised by Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Tezpur University.

Presented a paper "FM in the Rural: The Spillovers of Resurgent Radio" in an International Conference on 'Changing Paradigms of Media Landscape: The Rise of Social Media' organised by Amity University on 4-5 March, 2011

Presented a joint paper with Dr. Porag Moni Sarma "Web Generated Visual Apprehension of the North East: A Semiotic Approach" at National Seminar on Semiotics and Folklore, Sept 27-28, 2011, NEHU, Shillong

Presented a paper "Interrogating the Notion of Space: Problematizing the Tribal World" at National Seminar on 'Developing the Tribal:Situating North East India' on March 9-10, 2012, at Tribal Studies Centre, Assam University, Diphu Campus

Presented a paper "Media Reaches the Periphery: Studying Media Reception among Ethnic Societies" in an International Conference on 'Centering New Challenges in Media and Market Language' held at the Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, on 25th- 28th October, 2012.

Presented a paper "Documentaries from the margins: Narratives of women's protests in Manipur" in the National Conference on 'Media and Women: Different Emerging Perspectives in the way of Development' organised by Department of Mass Communication, Assam University, Silchar on March 15-16, 2013.

Presented a paper "Limitations to Mainstream Media: The Case for an Alternative Approach to Women’s Issues" in the 6th GCRA International Conference on 'Media in Transformation: Exploring Role of ICT, Innovative Communication and New Media' held in Colombo, Srilanka from 14th -16th February, 2014.

Presented a paper "The Local as a Media Created Site: Emergence of Cable Media in India's North East" in the National Conference on India's Northeastern States and Eastern Neighbours: The Way Forward organized by Asian Confluence on 5th and 6th December 2015 held Shillong, Meghalaya

Presented a paper "Nothing Legal about Local Cable Channels: Arguing for a Local Media Law in India" in the National Conference on Media and Public Policy in India at IIM Kashipur on 21-22 January 2016 held in Kashipur, Uttarakhand

Talks/Lectures

Delivered a talk on Career Guidance and Counselling on social issues for students of Bahbari, Sonitpur on the occasion of 8th AISF Raising Day, organized by 1st Assam Industrial Security Force Bn-Hq, Bahbari Sonitpur on 15th December, 2016

Delivered the 'Frontier knowledge, Imagination and Initiatives based on the works of Nobel Laureates of the year 2016' Lecture on Peace prize on 18th November, 2016 organized by Tezpur University

Delivered a Talk on 'Women and children in displacement due to ethnic violence and natural disaster' to Indian Adminstrative Service (IAS) Probationers at Assam Adminstrative Staff College, Guwahati on 14th September, 2016

Chaired a session on 'Radio and Television' at the National Conference on Media and Public Policy in India at IIM Kashipur on 21-22 January 2016 held in Kashipur, Uttarakhand

Delivered a Talk on 'Insurgency in Northeast' to Indian Adminstrative Service (IAS) Probationers at Assam Adminstrative Staff College, Guwahati on 30th September, 2015

Delivered a Talk on 'Women in Violence' to Indian Adminstrative Service (IAS) Probationers at Assam Adminstrative Staff College, Guwahati on 30th September, 2015

Delivered a Talk on 'Ethnic Violence and Women in Displacement' at Assam Adminstrative Staff College, Guwahati on 17th September, 2015

Delivered a Talk on 'Insurgency and AFSPA' at Assam Adminstrative Staff College, Guwahati on 17th September, 2015

Delivered a Talk on 'Effective Health Communication in Rural Areas' to Health Workers organized by Community Health and Development Department of the Baptist Christian Hospital, Tezpur on 9th January, 2011

Courses Taken

Integrated Courses
CT102 Cultural Studies I/CT161 Basic Concepts in Cultural Studies I
MA Courses
CT415 Media and Culture/CP522 Basics in Cultural Theory/CP523 Cultural Studies and Media: The Basics/CT520 Introduction to Film and Television Studies/CT412 Methods in Cultural Studies/CT409 Introduction to Cultural Studies.

Priority Areas of Research in Future

  • Local Media Production
  • Comparative Media