Ph.D., Washington State University, December 2016.
M.A., Washington State University, July 2012.
PGDM Mass Communication and Journalism. Jadavpur University, February 2003.
B Sc., Major Economics- Honors, Calcutta University, August 2000.

Classes Taught:

Com 471- Stereotypes in Communication

COMSOC 326 Organizing for Social Change

ComSoc 321- Intercultural Communication.

ComSoc 421- Intercultural Communication and Globalization.

Com 300/Com 295- Writing in Communication/Media Writing.

Com 105- Communication in Global Contexts (Regular and Online Course).

Com 102/ComSt 102- Public Speaking/ Communication in an Information Society.

Research Interests:

My research centers on critical analysis of ethnic and mainstream media discourses. I have worked extensively on diaspora identity politics from a critical perspective. I am interested in looking at the complexities of living in a multiracial/multicultural world where differently positioned subjects compete for advantage and control. I have also worked on understanding digital media. I have extensively investigated on identifying the relation between social media and public sphere in order to understand the scope of the internet in becoming a global public sphere. More recently, I look at the intersection of marginalized population and their perception of health risks.

Recent publication:


, J. A., Hernandez, G., Pande, S. (2019). Vulnerability, precarity and the people in debates over immigration in local newspapers. Latino Studies.

Pande, S., & Drzewiecka, J. A. (2017). Racial incorporation through alignment with whiteness. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication10(2), 115-134.

Pande, S. (2017). Ethics in citizen journalism: incident of teenage girl molestation in India. Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society, 15(1), 2-16.

Pande, S. & Bettis, P. J. (2016). In search of my niche: International Teaching Assistant’s negotiation with meanings of work. In S. Shenoy- Packer & E. Gabor (Eds.), Immigrant Workers and Meanings of Work: Communicating Life and Career Transitions. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, USA.