PhD, Communications, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
PhD, English, Lucknow University, India

Dr. Chakravarty has taught extensively on media and cultural theory, film and television studies, third world cinema, globalization, and comparative media studies. She is the author of National Identity in Indian Popular Cinema (1993) and numerous essays. Her research explores intersections of the local and the global, formations of national identity, history and philosophy of media technologies, and the role of media in cultural translation. Dr. Chakravarty is currently working on a book titled Unsettled States: Towards a Media History of Migration.


BA, Universidad Monteávila, Venezuela

Elvira is a researcher and media producer currently pursing the MA in Media Studies at The New School.

Elvira is interested in the intersection between media and migration, the circulation and politics of poor images in the Global South, and the representation of Latin American cultures in media. Vist Elvira’s website to learn more about her work.


Screen Shot 2016-03-31 at 7.52.03 PMASHLEY CARTAGENA

BA, History and Education, Dartmouth College

Ashley is also a graduate student at The New School pursuing a MA in Media Studies. Her primary research is in the changing landscape of new media spaces. When she’s not working on the Migration Mapping website, she enjoys producing and editing videos as seen on her website. Ashley hopes to use her education and enthusiasm to help diverse populations communicate their narratives with innovative media and creative storytelling methods.

Additional research for this project has been aided by the following persons:

Jessica Mantas
Maria Gonzales
Andrea Pinto
Annelie Koller
Lani Rodriguez
Pablo Uribe
Julian de Mayo
Lotte Allen


This website’s logo and homepage were designed byAnupam Chakravarty

Initial support for this project was provided by a grant from The New School.