My name is Uttaran Dutta and I am an assistant professor of intercultural communication with the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University. I received my Ph.D. in communication from Purdue University, and Master of Design from Indian Institute of Technology- Bombay, India. I also earned a Bachelor’s in civil engineering and a Master of Business Administration from Indian academic institutions.
The interdisciplinary exposure, competence and field research experiences help define my several research interests; they are, participatory sustainable social change communication research, subaltern development and health communication research, interaction design research for the underserved, and visual communication research in developing countries. Study of subalterns with a critical-cultural communicative lens is the central focus of my scholarship. My current research on one hand seeks to examine how the underserved people enunciate their situated socio-political, economic realities, and articulate the contextual development issues; and on the other hand, it seeks to study how they collectively identify and utilize locally available resources and opportunities to achieve their development goals and to overcome the adversities of everyday existence.
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About Images: All the photographs used in this web-site are taken by me during ethnographic fieldwork. Images will appear independently in a ‘random’ order; therefore the images do not have direct logical and/or semantic association with the text of the web-pages.