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Dr. Mugdha Rai is Director of the Master of Strategic Communications Management at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She is also a Lecturer in the School of Media, Film and Journalism. She has degrees in media and communications, international law, and journalism from the University of Melbourne, Australian National University and Delhi University. Her teaching and research focuses closely on issues of globalization, comparative media studies, political communication, advocacy and democracy. She has taught extensively at postgraduate level both at Monash University and the University of Melbourne and published widely in journals including Media, Culture & Society, International Communication Gazette and Global Media and Communication.

Education/Academic qualification

Media and Communications, PhD, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 23 Oct 2013

International Law, Masters, Australian National University

Award Date: 21 Sep 2001

International and Asian Politics, Graduate Diploma, La Trobe University

Award Date: 31 Jul 1999

Journalism, Bachelor of Journalism (Honours), University of Delhi

Award Date: 30 Jun 1998

Research area keywords

  • global communication
  • comparative media studies
  • advocacy communications
  • political communication
  • communications and democracy