Dr. Santosh K. Patra
Asst. Professor & Area Leader, Media and Entertainment Management
Santosh has more than 10 years of work experience in teaching, research and administrative positions in different capacities. He has done his masters in Sociology, M.Phil in Political Economy and Development Sociology and PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in Media Sociology. His teaching and research interest cuts across different sub-fields in social studies, which include media sociology, digital sociology, self and cyberspace and political economy of space.
In the past, he has worked in various capacities for different research and advocacy organizations like Transparency International India (TII) and the National Social Watch Coalition (NSWC). He has contributed in the areas digital sociology, media sociology, political economy of media, sociology of religion etc. and has been published widely both in national and international journals. He constantly contributes and writes opinion pieces for different national and regional news papers and magazines. He is a political observer and most of his research, talks and writings reflect the political complexities and raise the concern of power and authority in the society. An amateur political analyst, he believes in inherent power as the key driver of societal order.