Dr
Saumava
Mitra

Primary Department
School of Communications
Role
Academic Staff
Work Area/Key Responsibilities
Academic
Phone number: 01 700
5448
Campus
Glasnevin Campus
Room Number
GLA: C1123

Academic biography

I started as an Assistant Professor at the School of Communication of Dublin City University from August 2019. I research on various issues of news media's -- particularly visual news media's -- relationship with violent and social conflicts. I am also interested in issues surrounding safety of journalists in conflict-affected contexts. More broadly, I am interested on foreign news production and the impact of foreign news on global politics and culture. I received my PhD at University of Western Ontario in Canada. My doctoral thesis focused on the working conditions of, and images produced by, Afghan photojournalists who cater to international audiences. I completed my MA in Journalism with a specialization in conflict reporting jointly from Aarhus University, Denmark and Swansea University, UK under the Erasmus Mundus programme of the European Union. Prior to joining DCU, I have worked in journalism, communications and academia in South Asia, East Africa, North and Central Americas and Western Europe.