College of Arts and Sciences

Sonora Jha, PhD

  • Sonora Jha, PhD
    PhD, Media and Politics
    Associate Professor, Communications
    Phone: 206-296-5347
    Building/Room: LYNN 305

    Teaching and Research Interests

    Public affairs reporting, international journalism, persuasive writing and blogging, media literacy and international cinema.

    Biography

    Sonora Jha, Ph.D., is Chair of the Communication Department at Seattle University. She was formerly a journalist in India and Singapore and among her appointments were that of Chief of Bureau and Special Correspondent for The Times of India, the subcontinent's largest English-language daily. She has a Ph.D. in Political Communication and her academic research on the press, politics and the Internet has been published in leading academic journals such as Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism and the Electronic Journal of Communication, among others. Professor Jha teaches courses in journalism and mass communication at Seattle University, advises the campus newspaper, The Spectator, and directs a study abroad, leading students to study journalism and mass media in India. Her first novel, "Foreign," based on her journalistic and academic work into the farmers' suicide crisis in India, is to be published by Random House in November 2012. Sonora@seattleu.edu