Seeta Pena Gangadharan

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Seeta Peña Gangadharan, "Ph.D candidate in communication at Stanford University, specializes in media and communications policy and uses an interdisciplinary approach to understand the role of the public in policymaking. Currently, Seeta is investigating the ways in which the public participates and contributes to the rulemaking process at the Federal Communications Commission.

"Other research interests include: media globalization, political economy of media and culture, and new media studies. Seeta's past research has focused on the rise of transnational advocacy in the communication rights movement, broadband activism and public service commitments, race and class in digital copyright debate, and pre-digital network culture.

"Since 1995, Seeta has been involved with independent media, public broadcasting, media and communications policy research, and media activism. Seeta is the co-founder and current board member of the Center for International Media Action. Other past experiences include: research assistant, Civic Space, KQED Public Broadcasting; program consultant, Active Voice/Television Race Initiative; research assistant, Institute for Public Policy Research; and co-founder, WireTap.

"She holds a master's degree in Communication and Media from the London School of Economics and Political Science and received a B.A. in International Relations and Communication from Stanford University." [1]

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  1. Seeta Pena Gangadharan, Stanford University, accessed December 17, 2007.