Professor, School of Media and Communication Studies and American Culture Studies
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Digital Media (ICTs) and Globalization, Gender, Race and Technology, South Asian Diasporas, Critical Development Studies, Affect and Placement in Digital Space, Transnational Labor, Women and NGOs, Game Studies, Social Justice, Digital Humanities
Gajjala, R. (2012). Cyberculture and the Subaltern: Weavings of the Virtual and Real. Lexington Press.
Special Issues of Journal Edited:
Gajjala R. and Arthur, T. (editors, 2016 August) E-diaspora – IJEP 7(3) - e-journal of politics.
Gajjala, R, Tetteh, D and Birzescu, A (forthcoming 2017) Digital Materiality in MATTER, Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Gender edited by Stacy Alaimo.
Gajjala, R., Behrmann, E., Dillon, J., (in press) “(Cyber)ethnographies of contact, dialogue, friction: Connecting, Building, Placing, Doing ‘Data’” in The Routledge Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities edited by Jentery Sayers.
Gajjala, R., Behrmann, E., Birzescu, A., Corbett, Andrew and Bondor, K (in press, 2016) "Epistemologies of doing: Engaging online Learning through Feminist Pedagogy" In The MOOC Moment: Navigating the Next Wave of Distance Education edited by Elizabeth Losh, University of Chicago Press
Gajjala, R and Tetteh, D (2016) Women Entrepreneurs, Global Microfinance, and Development 2.0 in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication, edited by Jon Nussbaum and Dana Cloud.
Gajjala, R., Dillon, J. and, Anarbaeva, S (2016). Prosumption. In L. Van Zoonen (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Media Effects. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
Gajjala, R., Tetteh, D. and Birzescu, A. (2015) Staging the Subaltern Self and the Subaltern Other: Digital Labor and Digital Leisure in ICT4Dfor Produsing Theory in a Digital World: The Intersection of Audiences and Production in Contemporary Theory. Edited by Rebecca Lind, Peter Lang.Chopra R. & Gajjala R., (Eds) (In-progress) Global media, cultures, and identities – Under contract with Routledge.
Gajjala, V and Gajjala, R (forthcoming 2017) "Financial Services to the Poor: The Microfinance dilemma in Andhra Pradesh" in Development in Practice.
Gajjala, R (2015) When Your Seams Get Undone, Do You Learn to Sew or to Kill Monsters? The Communication Review Vol. 18(1)
Gajjala, R., & Tetteh, D. (2014). Relax, you’ve got M-PESA: Leisure as empowerment [ICTs for Leisure in Development special issue]. Information Technologies & International Development, 10(3),