NYU Steinhardt Appoints Arjun Appadurai As Goddard Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication


New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development has announced the appointment of Arjun Appadurai as the Goddard Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication. Appadurai joins the more than 20 faculty of the NYU Steinhardt Department of Media, Culture, and Communication who pursue original research and teach approximately 800 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs of study. Appadurai will also serve as senior fellow at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge. The appointments are effective January 1, 2009.

“NYU has strengths in global studies, South Asian studies, history and cultural theory that fit with many of my interests and which are ready for further consolidation and collaboration,” said Appadurai. “ 500

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