Anirban Baishya

Anirban Baishya is an assistant professor at the Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently working on a book project on selfies and digital culture in India. His research interests include new media and digital cultures, social media and political culture, media aesthetics, surveillance studies, and global media. His work has been published in International Journal of Communication, Communication, Culture & Critique, South Asian Popular Culture, Porn Studies, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, and Media, Culture & Society. Research for this piece was conducted for the SSRC Rapid-Response Grant on Covid-19 and the Social Sciences, when the author was teaching at the Communication and Media Studies Department at Fordham University, New York.

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