Ishita Sinha Roy


Title: Associate Professor
Department: Communication Arts/Theatre
Degrees: B.A., M.A., University of Bombay; M.A., Ph.D., Annenberg School for Communication University of Southern California
Phone: (814) 332-4384
Office Location:  VCCA 310

Spring 2019 Office Hours:
M/W 5:00-7:00
Tue 12:00-2:00

Other times by appointment: if requested a week in advance.

Ishita Sinha Roy is a recipient of the Julian Ross Award for Excellence in Teaching at Allegheny College.  Ishita has supervised several students in collaborative research projects under the Andrew W. Mellon grant for Collaborative Undergraduate Research and the HMI Global Health grant. Her research focuses on the intersections of national identity and nation- branding, media and cultural studies, and postcolonial and critical race theory. Her book on India’s nation-branding efforts Manufacturing Indianness (Peter Lang) is forthcoming in Spring 2018. Prof. Sinha Roy leads Allegheny students on international study seminars and has served as the International Faculty Liaison for the college. She was the co-Principal Investigator on an Andrew W. Mellon grant for internationalizing the campus from 2015-17.  Prof. Sinha Roy is currently Faculty Chair for the Sustainable Dialogues and Civility initiative at Allegheny College. She is also the co-editor of Refractions, a new online interdisciplinary and blind-reviewed journal for interdisciplinary scholarship and critical creative work by Allegheny College undergraduates. Ishita co-led the college’s annual theme programming for the Year of Social Change. She currently serves on the Board of the Crawford County Historical Society in Meadville.