Sananda Sahoo

University Fellow

Contact Information


Office Hours

  • Monday 1:50 pm - 3:50 pm
  • Tuesday 11:40 am - 3:40 pm
  • Wednesday 1:50 pm - 3:50 pm
  • Thursday 11:40 am - 3:40 pm
  • Friday 1:50 pm - 3:50 pm
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Courses Taught

  • MCOM 492 - Mass Communication Theories
  • MCOM 395 - Journalism in the Age of Platforms

About Me

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Media Studies at the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, the University of Western Ontario, Canada. I look at the intersections of public, public space, and digital infrastructures. My research includes colonial data imaginaries, Internet shutdowns, platform politics, political posters, deepfake videos, podcasts, questions of collective responsibility, sites of violence in the digital sphere, and colonial narratives in photographs and memoirs by women.

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests include bringing active reading and learning methods and technologies to Mass Communication, Journalism, and Media Studies. My teaching philosophy emphasizes diversity, inclusivity, engagement, and application in a safe learning environment. I aim to teach theories and concepts in a way that would develop critical thinking and communication skills and build a collaborative spirit.

Research Interests

My research goals at UNCA include building research and writing skills for students so that they can advance in mass communication, journalism, and related fields through teamwork, application of innovative methods, and integration of academic and non-academic writing. The students will employ journalistic production and writing practices for platform publications. They will apply research skills for the analysis of social and political phenomena.


  • Ph.D. candidate in Media Studies - The University of Western Ontario
  • MA in Journalism - University of Missouri, Columbia
  • M.Phil. in English Literature - Calcutta University, India


See Google Scholar for the list of publications.


X handle: @SanandaSahoo