Recent Publications are:
Uppal, C, Sartoretto, P. & Cheruiyot, D. (2018, Forthcoming). The Case for Communication Rights: A Rights Based Approach for media development. Paper accepted to be published in Global Media and Communication Journal.
Uppal, C. (2018, Forthcoming). From NatyaShastra to Bollywood: Rasa as an eternal experience. In Western Indology on Rasa: A Purvapaksa. Infinity Foundation. NJ: USA.
Uppal, C. (2017) Digital Divide, Diasporic Identity and a Spiritual Upgrade. In, Digital Hinduism: Dharma and Discourse in the Age of New Media (ed. Balaji, M.). pp. 129-148. Lexington Press. MD: USA.
Haunsch, F. & Uppal, C. (2015). Development journalism in politically unstable democracies: A case study of Fijian journalism culture. International Communication Gazette.
Nastasia, D. & Uppal, C. (2014) Mono- or Multi-Culturalism: Girls Around the World Interpret Disney Princesses with Non-Western Heritage. Pp. 115-138. In Princess cultures: Mediating girls' imaginations and identities. New York: Peter Lang. Eds- Forman-Brunell, M., and Hains, R. C.
Uppal, C. (2013) Dispensing Nostalgia: Bollywood in the Lives of Indo Fijians. Journal of Creative Communications. vol. 6 no. 1-2 103-121.
Courses Taught at Karlstad University
- Development, Globalization and ICT
- Digital Media, Culture and Politics
- Understanding Cultural Industries
- Global Media Systems, Public Relations and Social Change
- Contemporary Media Theory II
- Intercultural Communication
- Cosmopolitanism and Social Change
- Advanced Professional Skills, (Research Methods)
- Academic English
- Digital Analysis Methods
- Data, Power, Ethics
- Communication and Social Change
- Media, Culture & Technology
- Media and ICT Project
- Global Media
- Digital Media Audiences
- Social Media and Social Theory
Charu Uppal obtained her PhD in Media Studies from Pennsylvania State University. She has also taught at various universities in the United States and the University of South Pacific in Fiji. Her research interests include representation and formation of cultural identity in age of digital media; and the role of media (and technology) in mobilizing citizens towards political and cultural activism.