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Ruma SenProfessor of Communications

Year Joined RCNJ: 2002

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7813
  • Email:
  • Office: C-104
  • Office Hours: MR 4:00-6:00; W by appt.


  • Ph.D. in Communication Studies, Ohio University
  • M.A. in Communication and Development Studies, Ohio University
  • M.A. in Communication, University of Delaware
  • B.A. in English, University of Calcutta

Courses Offered:

  • Global Media, Local Change
  • Media and Persuasion
  • Globalization and the Indian Cultural Industry
  • Campaigns in Media and Film
  • Research Writing Methods
  • Intercultural Communication

Awards and Special Recognition:

  • Top Paper Award, Intercultural Communication, Eastern Communication Association conference, 2007
  • Top Paper Award, International and Intercultural Communication, National Communication Association conference, 2002
  • Eastern Communication Association (ECA) Program Planner Special Recognition, 2008
  • Ramapo College Faculty Student Research Award – 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005
  • Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Delta, Honor Society for International Scholars
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society

Recent Scholarly and Professional Accomplishments:

  • (2009) Bollywood in the Global Marketplace: New “avatars” of Indian Cinema in a “post-Slumdog” world. Paper to be presented at the Conference on Intercultural Dialogue ’09, Maltepe University, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • (2007) Locating Whiteness: History, Power, Identity, and the Postcolonial Framework.Atenea: Special Issue on Transnationalism and Postcolonialism, XXVII, 1, 149-166.
  • (2006) The Indian Man in America: Postcolonial privilege and a new politics of difference.Carolina Communication Association Annual.
  • (2007, July) Bollywood Dreams: The cosmopolitan consumption and global trafficking of the Indian cultural industry. Paper presented at The Seventh International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communications & Nations, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • (2007, April). Locating Whiteness: History, Power, Identity and the Postcolonial Framework. Top Paper presented at the Eastern Communication Association’s annual convention, Providence, RI.
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