Sumana  Chattopadhyay
Dr. Sumana ChattopadhyayMarquette University

Johnston Hall, 404E

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3488
Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research

Digital Media and Performing Arts


B.Sc., University of Calcutta (1997)
M.Sc., University of Calcutta (1999)
Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia (2006)

Courses Taught

DGMD 3700 Global Television
COMM 4200 International Communication 
COMM 4600/5600 Media Management
DGMD 4850/5850 Television Criticism
COMM 6001 Theory in Context
COMM 6002 Research in Action
COMM 6956 Proseminar in Public Life
COMM 6810 Digital Content—Campaign Strategies

Research Interests

Cross cultural media coverage of crises
Media effects and public opinion
Efficacy, media use and civic participation
Political advertising
Presidential debates

Professional Affiliations

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Central States Communication Association
International Communication Association
International Association of Mass Communication Research
National Communication Association

Recent Publications

Chattopadhyay, S. (2017). Understanding the Authoritarian Voter: Examining the role of Authoritarianism, Political Information Efficacy and other Political Attitudes in Election 2016. In An Unprecedented Election: Media, Communication, and the Electorate in the 2016 Campaign, edited by Benjamin R. Warner, Dianne G. Bystrom, Mitchell S. McKinney, and Mary C. Banwart.

Shuter, R., & Chattopadhyay, S. (2013). A Cross-National Study of Cultural Values and Contextual Norms of Mobile Phone Activity. Journal of Multicultural Discourses, Vol. 9(1), 61-70.

Chattopadhyay, S. (2012). Framing 3/11 online: A comparative analysis of the news coverage of the 2012 Japan disaster by and China Media Research, 8(4), 50-61.

Shuter, R., & Chattopadhyay, S. (2010). Emerging interpersonal norms for text messaging in India and US, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 39, 121-145.

Chattopadhyay, S., & Greenwood, M. (2010). Understanding a Different Kind of Inter-media Agenda Setting: How Campaign Ads and Presidential Debates Influenced the Blogosphere in the 2008 General Election Campaign. In M.S. McKinney & M. C. Banwart (Eds.), Communication in the 2008 U.S. Election: Digital Natives Elect a President. New York: Peter Lang.

Benoit, William L., Leshner, G., and Chattopadhyay, S. (2008). A meta-analysis of political advertising. Human Communication, 10, 507-522.

Book Review: Benoit, William L., Leshner, G., and Chattopadhyay, S. (2007), A companion to media studies. A. Valdavia (Ed.), Mass Communication and Society, 11, 357-363.

McKinney, M. S., & Chattopadhyay, S. (2007). Political engagement through debates: Young citizens’ reactions to the 2004 presidential debates. American Behavioral Scientist, 50 (277), 1169-1182.

Chaudhuri, K., Schneider, F., & Chattopadhyay, S. (2006). The size and development of the shadow economy: An empirical investigation from states of India. Journal of Development Economics, 80, 428-443.

Recent Book Publications
Benoit, W. L., Stein, K. A., McHale, J. P., Chattopadhyay, S., Verser, R., Price, S. (2007). Bush versus Kerry: A Functional Analysis of Campaign 2004, Peter Lang.

Chattopadhyay, S. (2006). Print media and the quality of governance in India’s states. NCA Yearbook.

Presentation and Paper

Chattopadhyay, S. (2015, November). “How media told the 3/11 story: A cross-cultural comparative analysis of the news coverage of US and Japanese online news,” Presenter at the National Communication Association-International and Intercultural Communication Division, Las Vegas, NV.

Why Marquette

I decided to come to Marquette because I felt that I could achieve a nice balance here, between scholarly research and teaching, which would help me grow as a communication scholar. The other thing that I love about Marquette is the warm, welcoming environment that the university offers to its students and faculty.