Fulbright Scholar from India to visit Winthrop Mass Comm. classes

Posted October 31, 2013 1:34 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News

mathur, triveni goswamiWinthrop University’s Department of Mass Communication will welcome a Fulbright Visiting Scholar from India the second week in November.

Triveni Goswami Mathur will visit Winthrop at the invitation of Winthrop Professor of Mass Communication Padmini Patwardhan November 7-8, with funding for Mathur’s trip coming from the Fulbright Outreach Lecturing Fund.

A former journalist, she has worked as a reporter with leading Indian daily newspaper The Indian Express and as staff reporter at national news agency Press Trust of India.

During her two-day visit at Winthrop, Mathur will be talking to several mass communication classes on topics related to professionalism and media ethics, communication revolution in the world’s largest democracy, international news reporting through a non-American lens, and advertising and culture in India.

Mathur is a 2013 Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer Fellow at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va., where she is teaching fall courses on Contemporary India: Ethnic and Cultural Diversityand Media Perspectives; Gandhi and Peacemaking; and Indian Media Perspectives in the Departments of Mass Communication, Philosophy and Asian Studies.

Mathur earned a Ph.D. in communication and journalism from the University of Pune, India. She teaches a range of courses on contemporary India and media studies. She is visiting faculty at the India Study Abroad program of the Alliance for Global Education and has served as a key resource person conducting intercultural communication and sensitization workshops for American students at the Deccan Education Society in India.