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School of Journalism & Broadcasting Staff - Enakshi Roy

Enakshi Roy, Ph.D.

Enakshi Roy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Office:  MMTH 341
Phone:  270-745-5249


  • Processes and Effects of Mass Media
  • Writing Radio and Television
  • Radio and Television Performance
  • Advanced Radio Performance


Ph.D., Journalism and Mass Communication, E. W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University


I joined as a faculty at the Western Kentucky University (WKU) in Fall 2017. I teach courses in the Broadcast sequence and I am adapting these courses to the needs of the current convergent media environment. Prior to joining WKU, I was an instructor at Ohio University where I taught in the Journalism and the Women’s and Gender and Sexuality Studies programs.

I have seven years of reporting and producing-experience with some of the biggest media organizations in India. I was a reporter with The Times of India, which is the largest English language daily in the world. I also worked as a senior producer with Radio City 91.1 FM, India’s first private radio station.

My research focuses are freedom of speech, media and journalism in India, health communication, media diversity, and women’s gender and sexuality studies. My dissertation examined how internet and social media censorship practices such as content removal, are employed by the United States and the Indian governments and whether such practices contribute to an online spiral of silence. I would love to hear from you if you are interested in working with me on a research project or an undergraduate research grant.

I am passionate about women’s education and women’s rights. I believe journalism and mass media can play a bigger role in highlighting issues that affect women.

I was born and raised in Kolkata, India. I stay connected to my roots by working with Indian students at WKU, and by rustling up Bengali and Indian delicacies in my kitchen while listening to Bollywood music.


Jain, P., Pander. U.S., & Roy, E. (2017). Perceived efficacy and intentions regarding seeking mental healthcare: impact of Deepika Padukone, a Bollywood celebrity’s public announcement of struggle with depression. Journal of Health Communications, International Perspectives, 22(8) 713- 720.

Jain, P., Zaher, Z., & Roy, E. (2017). Magazines and Social Media Platforms: Strategies for Enhancing User Engagement and Implications for Publishers. The Journal of Magazine and New Media Research, 17(2). 

Srivastava, J. &. Roy, E. (2016). Theoretical perspectives: issues in the Indian new media environment. In Sen Nrayan. S. & Narayanan. S. (Eds.), India Connected Mapping the Impact of New Media (p. 20- 46).  New Delhi. Sage Publications. 

Roy, E. (2014) Identity, Discourse and Cultural Signifiers in the Indian Game Show. In Kopykowaska. M. & Kalyango. Y. (Eds.), Why Discourse Matters: Negotiating Identity in the Mediatized World (p. 73- 88). Berlin. Peter Lang Publications.


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