Associate Professor Pradip Thomas
Acting Head of School
Chair of Executive Committee
Personal Assistant - Ms Fiona Blaber
- Phd, Centre for Mass Communications Research, University of Leicester, UK
- Political economy of communications
- Media and Religion
- Communication and Social Change
- Indian Media
- Political economy approach to the study of media structures
- Qualitative media analyses
Interested in studying for your PhD or MPhil?
Associate Professor Thomas is currently taking expressions of interest from potential RHD candidates. Contact him here to register your interest.
Research Higher Degree Supervision
Current RHD Supervision (2014)
Ten students as either Primary or Associate Advisor
Completed RHD Supervision
Ten in all inlcuding:
- Vira Ramelan, "Participatory approaches in media development: An action research project to facilitate and analyse institutional change in agricultural research for development in Indonesia", Primary Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Elske van de Fliert
- Bambang Budiwiranto, "Participation and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Rural Community Empowerment in Indonesia"
- Rozita Abdullah. The Influence of Corporate Social marketing (CSM) Campaign among the Diverse Ethnic Groups in Malaysia. Supervisors: Dr Nicholas Carah (primary), Associate Professor Pradip Thomas (associate), Professor Michael Bromley (associate)
- Gerald Musa. "People Controlled Organisations: The Basis for Sustainable Rural Development in Sokoto - Nigeria. Primary supervisor: Associate Professor Pradip Thomas, Associate supervisor, Dr Nicholas Carah
- Walakkamol Changkamol. "The role of journalists in peace settlement: A blueprint for socially responsible journalism".Supervisors: Associate Professor Pradip Thomas (primary), Dr Folker Hanusch (USC) (associate), Dr Zala Volcic (associate)
- Shu-Fei Chang
- Nerawi Sedu
- Giles Robert Dodson
- Shah MD Nister Jahan Kabir
Strong Religion, Zealous Media: Christian Fundamentalism and Communication in India, Sage 2008.
Political Economy of Communications in India: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. New Delhi, India, Sage 2010
Negotiating Communication Rights: Case Studies from India, Sage, 2011
Digital India: Understanding Information, Communication & Social Change, Sage, July 2012
Global and Local Televangelism (co.edit. Philip Lee), Palgrave Macmillan, August 2012
The Red Surge: Reporting the Maoist Movement in India, International Communications Gazette, 2014, 76, 7, pp.485-504.
Public Sector Software and the Revolution: Digital Literacy in Communist Kerala, Media, Culture & Society, 36, 2 March 2014 pp. 258 - 268.
The Ambivalent State and the Media in India: Between Elite Domination and the Public Interest, International Journal of Communication, 8, 2014, pp. 466-482.
Public Hearings and Public Spheres in India: The case of the Right to Information Movement (RTI) in India, in Media Information Australia, August 2014, pp133-142. Special Issue on Public Spheres and the Media in India. Guest Eds. Vibodh Parthasarthi, Sukhmani Khornana and Pradip Thomas
Theorising Development, Communication and Social Change in Christians, C. & Nordenstreng, K. (Eds.), Communication Theories in a Multicultural World, Peter Lang (2014), 213-227
Beyond the Dominant Paradigm of Communication Rights: Observations from South Asia, in Andrew Calabrese, Claudia Padovani Eds. Communication Rights and Social Justice: Historical Accounts of Social Mobilisations, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, 135-151
Copyright and Copyleft in India: Between Global Agendas and Local Interests, in David, M. & Halbert, D. (Ed.) Sage Handbook on Intellectual Property, Sage (2014), 355-369
Development Communication & Social Change in Historical Context, in Karin Wilkins, Thomas Tufte, Raphael Obregon, Eds. Handbook on Development Communication & Social Change, Blackwell Wiley (2014), pp.7-19
2014 - Keynote Speaker at the Media & Religion Conference, University of Boulder, Colorado, January 8-10
2013 - Omvoted Speaker, Communication for Peace Workshop, Osaka University, December 16-17
Travel Grants (2005-2012) for conferences in the USA, UK, Italy, South Africa, Philippines, China, India, Singapore
Research Grants – Vietnam (ACIAR, 2nd researcher), South Africa (Workshop Leader), India (Research on Religious Fundamentalism)