PhD, Simon Fraser University
Areas of Expertise: Political Economy of the Media, International Communications, Hollywood, Bollywood
Manjunath Pendakur specializes in the political economy of communications and has conducted research in North America, India and Africa. He is particularly interested in film, television and global communications policy issues, and is currently working on a book dealing with globalization and rural culture in India. He has numerous publications in leading journals and anthologies, and his books include Canadian Dreams and American Control: The Political Economy of the Canadian Film Industry (1990); Indian Popular Cinema: Industry, Ideology and Consciousness (2003).