Ishita Sinha Roy

Title: Professor
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 2021 Office HoursM 5:30 – 7:30pm | T 12:00 – 1:00pm and 3:00 – 4:30pm  all remote | Other times by appointment if an email request is made a week in advance.  The new office hour sign up sheet can be found here.


Ishita Sinha Roy is a recipient of the Thoburn Award for Excellence in Teaching at Allegheny College. Dr. Sinha Roy has supervised several students in collaborative research projects with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon grant for Collaborative Undergraduate Research, the HMI Global Health grant, and mini-grants through the Provost’s Office. Her research draws from work on nation-branding, media and cultural studies, and postcolonial, psychoanalytic, and affect theories. Her book on India’s nation-branding efforts Manufacturing Indianness (Peter Lang) was published in Spring 2019 and she is now working on a new manuscript on nationalism and surveillance. Prof. Sinha Roy leads Allegheny students on international study seminars and has served as the International Faculty Liaison for the college, as well as the co-Principal Investigator on an Andrew W. Mellon grant for internationalizing the campus. More recently, she was Faculty Chair for the Sustained Dialogues and Civility initiative at Allegheny College. Currently, she is co-chairing the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women Employees and Employees of Color at the College. Apart from working with students in impact-oriented practices tied with local and global outreach efforts, Dr. Sinha Roy is faculty advisor for the Rotaract chapter at the college, the South Asian Cultural Club, and the Orchesis Dance Company. She is currently on the Board of the Crawford County Historical Society in Meadville, a member of the Rotary Club of Meadville AM (District 7280), and teaches in the “Creating Landscapes” Enrichment Program for high school honors students and senior citizens at Allegheny College.