Tabassum “Ruhi” Khan, Associate Professor
CHASS Interdisciplinary South, Room 3145
Tabassum “Ruhi” Khan is Associate Professor Media and Cultural Studies at University of California, Riverside. She received her PhD in Media Arts and Studies from Ohio University in 2009 and a Masters degree in Television Production and Management from Syracuse University in 1998.
She teaches courses exploring intersections of media and popular culture in neoliberal globalized contexts with special focus on political-economy of media, construction of environmental debate and formation of digital public spheres.
Her monograph Beyond Hybridity and Fundamentalism published by Oxford University Press (2015) analyzes emerging political consciousness of minority Indian Muslim population as increasing access and popularity of digital communication technologies create infinite possibilities for participation and assertion of citizenship rights for a hitherto marginalized population.
Khan is also a film maker and has worked as a producer and channel manager with the Discovery Channels International, National Geographic Channel, and STAR TV, in Washington DC, New Delhi and Hong Kong.