Aman Abhishek

Credentials: India

2020 SKJ Fellow

Aman Abhishek is a PhD candidate at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, with minors in history and political science. Prior to this he was pursuing a PhD in particle astrophysics, which he left because he felt that the field was disconnected from social issues. He has published research on the #MeToo movement and mass shootings in the US, and more broadly, his research focuses on the political economy of communication, activist media and social movements. He will use the SKJ fellowship funds to do fieldwork with activist media outlets in India, where he is from. He is interested in studying media outlets in India that have continued to question the powerful even as the country’s press freedom rankings have been steadily deteriorating and authoritarianism is on the rise.