Former Faculty Members
Dr. Taberez Ahmed Neyazi
Centre for Culture,
Media & Governance,
Jamia Millia Islamia,
Taberez Ahmed Neyazi (PhD, National University of Singapore) is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Culture, Media and Governance at Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), New Delhi. He serves as co-PI on the India Election Studies (IES) and the country coordinator for this growing project on media, campaigning, and influence in India’s National and State-level elections.The IES team includes colleagues from Emory University, Cleveland State University, Kyoto University and the National University of Singapore. The IES team aims to develop closer collaboration among institutions, students, and scholars, build a generation of scholars and graduate students interested in developing innovative campaign research in India. Before moving to JMI, he held numerous fellowships including: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellow at Kyoto University; Visiting Fellow at the East-West Center in Hawaii and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore; and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) fellow at Erfurt University.
His research focuses on political communication; digital, mobile and social media; public opinion; automated propaganda; campaigns; survey research and content analysis. His IES research with Holli A. Semetko and Anup Kumar is titled “The Interplay of Influence in India's 2014 Election Campaign: New Media, New Voters, New Parties”. The study builds on their research on the 2013 Delhi Assembly elections and focuses on the uses and impacts of social networks and traditional media on citizens’ perceptions of issues, candidates, parties and leaders as well as on their campaign and voting behaviours.
Dr. Neyazi also works on political Islam and ethnic politics in India and South Asia. He has contributed to several edited volumes and his articles have appeared several international refereed journals. His recent books include Democratic Transformation and the Vernacular Public Arena in India (2014, Routledge, London, co-edited with Akio Tanabe & Shinya Ishizaka) and Political Communication and Mobilisation: The Hindi Media in India (2017, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming). He also publishes in newspapers and magazines.