FASS Staff Profile

DR NEYAZI, TABEREZ AHMED
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS AND NEW MEDIA

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Tabs

Brief Introduction

Taberez Ahmed Neyazi joined the Department as Assistant Professor of New Media and Political Communication in July 2017. He came to the position with considerable international experience living and working in diverse cultural settings in Asia, Europe and America. Taberez uses both qualitative and quantitative approaches in his research that ranges from newsroom observation studies, media content and sentiment analysis, to survey and public opinion research. He has conducted research in India's big cites and in small towns, as well as in the newsroom of the largest Hindi newspaper. He trained survey interviewers in Delhi 2014, Patna 2015, and Kolkata 2016. 

Taberez's research focuses on political communication and public opinion; computational social science; digital, mobile and social media; communication theory; political Islam; and public policy with a focus on India and South Asia. He also works on political Islam and ethnic politics in India and South Asia. He serves as co-PI on the India Election Studies (IES) and the country coordinator for this 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, and build a generation of students and scholars interested in developing innovative campaign research in India.  

He has authored Political Communication and Mobilisation: The Hindi Media in India (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and co-edited Democratic Transformation and the Vernacular Public Arena in India (Routledge, 2014).


Teaching Areas

Quantitative Research Methods

Digital Media and Political Communication

Computational Communication

Theories of Communications and New Media

 


Research Interests

Media Uses and Effects

Public Opinion and Campaigns

Digital and Automated Propaganda

Social Media and Populism

Internet and Politics 


Publications

BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS AUTHORED

  • Taberez A. Neyazi. 2018. Political Communication and Mobilisation: The Hindi Media in India. Cambridge and New Delhi: Cambridge University Press.

     

    Taberez A. Neyazi, Akio Tanabe and Shinya Ishizaka. eds. 2014. Democratic Transformation and the Vernacular Public Arena in India. London: Routledge.

ARTICLES IN JOURNAL

  • Taberez A. Neyazi, Anup Kumar and Holli A. Semetko. 2016. “Campaigns, Digital Media and Mobilization in India.” International Journal of Press/Politics 21 (3): 398-416.

     

    John Downey and Taberez A. Neyazi. 2014. “Complementary and Competitive Logics of Mediatization: Political, Commercial and Professional Logics in Indian Media.”  International Journal of Press/Politics 19 (4): 476-495.

    Taberez A. Neyazi. 2014. “Media, Mediation and the Vernacular Public Arena.” Media International Australia, Special issue on Public Spheres and the Media in India, 152: 179-187.

    Taberez A. Neyazi. 2011. “Politics after Vernacularisation: Hindi Media and Indian Democracy.” Economic and Political Weekly, special article 46 (10): 75-82.

    Taberez A. Neyazi. 2010. “Cultural Imperialism or Vernacular Modernity? Hindi Newspapers in a Globalizing India.” Media, Culture and Society 26 (6): 907-924.

    Taberez A. Neyazi. 2007. “State, Citizenship and Religious Community: The Case of Indian Muslim Women.” Asian Journal of Political Science 15 (3): 303-318.

     

     

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

  • Taberez A. Neyazi. 2019 (Forthcoming). “Internet Vernacularization, Mobilization and Journalism.” In Indian Journalism in a New Era: Changes, Challenges, and Perspectives, ed. Shakuntala Rao. Delhi: Oxford University Press.

     

    Taberez A. Neyazi. 2017. “Media Politics in South Asia.” In Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science, ed. Sandy Maisel. New York: Oxford University Press. DOI:10.1093/OBO/9780199756223-0213

    Taberez A. Neyazi, Sanchita Chakraborty and Tripti Chandra. 2015. “The Election Campaign in the Hindi News Media: Issues, Rhetoric and Leadership.” In India Election 2014: First Reflections, ed. Einar Thorsen and Chindu Sreedharan  (pp. 191203). Bournemouth: the Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community, Bournemouth University.

    Holli A. Semetko, Taberez A. Neyazi and Anup Kumar . 2015. “Framing the Campaign: The 2013 Delhi Assembly Campaign and its Impact on Perceptions of the 2014 Lok Sabha Election.” In India Election 2014: First Reflections, ed. Einar Thorsen and Chindu Sreedharan (pp. 6185). Bournemouth: the Centre for the Study of Journalism, Culture and Community, Bournemouth University.

    Taberez A. Neyazi. 2014.News Media and Political Participation: Re-evaluating Democratic Deepening in India.” In Democratic Transformation and the Vernacular Public Arena in India, eds. Taberez A. Neyazi, Akio Tanabe and Shinya Ishizaka (pp. 76-94). London: Routledge.

    Taberez A. Neyazi and Akio Tanabe. 2014. “Introduction: Democratic Transformation and the Vernacular Public Arena in India.” In Democratic Transformation and the Vernacular Public Arena in India, eds. Taberez A. Neyazi, Akio Tanabe and Shinya Ishizaka (pp. 1-25). London: Routledge.

    Taberez A. Neyazi. 2014. “Darul Uloom Deoband’s Approach on Social Issues in India: Image, Reality and Perception.” In Being Muslim in South Asia: Diversity and Daily Life, eds. Robin Jeffrey and Ronojoy Sen  (pp.181-200). Delhi: Oxford University Press.

     

BOOK REVIEWS

  • Selected book reviews

     

    2015 Andrew Chadwick, The Hybrid Media System: Politics and Power. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013) in Political Studies Review, 13(3): 433433.

    2015 Philip N. Howard and Muzammil N. Hussain. 2013. Democracy’s Fourth Wave? Digital Media and Arab Spring (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012) in Political Studies Review, 13(3): 468–468.

    2015. David Tewksbury and Jason Rittenberg, News on the Internet: Information and Citizenship in the 21st Century (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012) & William H. Dutton. The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013) in Political Studies Review, 13(1): 135136.

    2014 Brian D Loader and Dan Mercea, eds., Social Media and Democracy: Innovations in Participatory Politics (London: Routledge, 2012) in Media, Culture and Society, 36 (1): 125–127.

    2014 Stuart Corbridge, John Harriss and Craig Jeffrey, India Today: Economy, Politics and Society (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2012) in Political Studies Review, 12 (2): 332322.

    2013 William Gould, Religion and Conflict in Modern South Asia (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011) in Contemporary South Asia, 21 (4): 468469.

    2013 Daniel C. Hallin and Paolo Mancini, eds., Comparing Media Systems Beyond the Western World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012) in Political Studies Review, 11 (3): 422423.

    2013 Eva Anduiza, Michael J. Jensen & Laia Jorba, eds., Digital Media and Political Engagement Worldwide: A Comparative Study (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012) in Global Media and Communication, 9 (2): 183185.

    2011 Deepa M. Ollapally, The Politics of Extremism in South Asia (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008) in Political Studies Review, 9 (3): 439439.

    2011 Nalin Mehta, India on Television: How Satellite News Channels Have Changed the Way We Think and Act (New Delhi: HarperCollins, 2008) in Contemporary South Asia, 19 (3): 342343.

OTHERS

  • Non-refereed publications

     

    Taberez A. Neyazi. 2017. “Social Media and Political Polarisation in India”. Seminar, 699 November, 31–35.

    Taberez A. Neyazi. 2016. “Is it Tricks or Tweets?” Economic Times (30 September): 14.

    Taberez A. Neyazi. 2014. “Poor Marks for Research.” The Indian Express (11 October): 15.

    Taberez A. Neyazi. 2013. “Social Media and Political Communication in India.” Yojana 57 (May): 29–32.

    Taberez A. Neyazi. 2012. “Darul Uloom Deoband” and “Mullah Omar” in Frank Shanty, Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terror. Santa Barbara: ABC–CLIO.

    Taberez A. Neyazi. 2011. “Indian–Language Newspapers.” In India Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic, ed. Roger D. Long and Arnold Kaminsky. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 505–511.

    Taberez A. Neyazi. 2010. “Darul Uloom Deoband: Stemming the Tide of Radical Islam in India.” Rajaratnam School of International Studies Commentary 29 (10 March): 1–2.

    Taberez A. Neyazi. 2010. “How to Contain Radical Islam: Lessons from South Asia.” Asia Pacific Bulletin 70, (24 September): 1–2.

    Taberez A. Neyazi. 2010. “Islam’s Moderate School of Thought and Reason.” South China Morning Post (11 March): A13. 

    Taberez A. Neyazi. 2009. “What Do India’s Muslims Want?” Gulf News (17 November)          http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/what-do-india-s-muslims-want-1.528446

Research Presentation

Selected invited lectures, presentations and roundtables

 

Taberez A. Neyazi (2018). “New Media and Political Voice”, Transnational Law Summit 2018 at King’s College London, panel titled, Writing as Activism: (Social) Media & Public Interventions” (April 10–13), London, UK. 

Taberez A. Neyazi (2018). “Internet Vernacularisation and Populist Mobilisation”, international workshop on Media and Politics in India and Turkey, jointly organized by CSDS, Delhi: Sarai Programme, SSRC, New York: Transregional Virtual Research Institute (TVRI), InterAsia Program Merian–Tagore International Centre of Advanced Studies ‘Metamorphoses of the Political’ (ICAS:MP), (March 16), Delhi, India. 

Taberez A. Neyazi (2018). “Internet Vernacularization, Mobilization and Participatory Inequality in India”, invited talk (February 27) at the Reuters Institute of Journalism, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

Taberez A. Neyazi (2016). “Automated Propaganda, Political Polarisation and the Challenges for Journalism”, national seminar on Media, Governance and Democracy: Challenges, Opportunities and Implications For Journalism Education in India (Dec 8), organized by Jindal Global University,  at the India Habitat Centre, India.

Taberez A. Neyazi, Andreas Schuck and Holli A. Semetko (2016). “The Mediating Role of Emotions in India’s 2014 National Election Campaign” international workshop on Perspectives on India: Dynamics of Social, Digital and Political Development (June 13), organized by Centre for South Asian Studies, Kyoto University (KINDAS), Japan. 

Taberez A. Neyazi, Holli A. Semetko, Anup Kumar and Mohan Dutta (2016). “Internet Campaigning in India”, ICA pre-­‐Conference on Automation, Algorithms and Politics (June 8), organized by Philip Howard and Samuel Woolley, Fukuoka, Japan. 

Taberez A. Neyazi (2015). “Mediated Publics and Indian Democracy”, workshop on Multiple Publics: Sites, Boundaries and Contestations in India (October 9–10), Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. India.

Taberez A. Neyazi, Holli A. Semetko and Anup Kumar (2015).Campaigns, Digital Media and Mobilization in India”, international workshop on Digital Media, Power, and Democracy in Election Campaigns (July 2–3), organized by Andrew Chadwick and Jennifer Stromer-Galley  Washington, D.C, USA.

Taberez A. Neyazi (2015).Anger, Fear and the Vote: Understanding Emotional Responses in the 2014 Indian National Election”, Special Research Talk (June 29), Department of Communication and New Media, National University of Singapore. 

Taberez A. Neyazi (2015).“Media, Democracy and Mobilization: The Power of Hindi in Digital India”, public lecture at Emory University (March 23), Atlanta, USA.

Taberez A. Neyazi (2014).“The Role of Social Media in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections”, national conference on Election 2014: A Paradigm Shift in Indian Politics. Centre for Public Affairs and India International Centre (October 28–30), New Delhi, India. 

Taberez A. Neyazi (2014).Digital Media, Development and Social Change: Research from Africa, the Americas, Europe, China and India”, Roundtable at the American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting (August 28–31), Chair, Holli A. Semetko, Washington, DC, USA.

Taberez A. Neyazi (2014). Life Politics and the Vernacular Public Arena: Through the Lens of Hindi Newspapers and Localisation”, international workshop on Understanding Globalisation in a Cross-cultural Settings, Jamia Millia Islami (February 18-19), New Delhi, India.

Taberez A. Neyazi (2013). Hindi Press and Deepening of Indian Democracy”, international workshop on Contours of Media Governance: Teaching, Disciplinarity, Methodology, Jamia Millia Islamia (February 25–27), New Delhi, India.

Taberez A Neyazi (2011). “New Media and Civic Engagement: A Study of Anna Hazare’s Movement”, symposium on Media and Power in Contemporary South Asia, National Museum of Ethnology (December17–18), Osaka, Japan.

Taberez A. Neyazi (2011). Beyond Stereotypes: Darul Uloom Deoband’s Approach on Social Issues in India”, symposium on Islam in Modern South Asia: Culture, Communications and Commerce, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore (September 27–28), Singapore.

Taberez A. Neyazi (2010). The Changing Face of an Islamic Religious Movement: Perspectives from India”, Politics, Governance and Security Studies, East-West Center, Hawaii (June 15), USA.

Taberez A. Neyazi (2010). “Politics after Vernacularisation: Hindi Media and the Deepening of Democracy in India”, The Center for the Study of Contemporary India, Kyoto University (February 16), Japan.

Taberez A. Neyazi (2009). “Dominance, Contestation and Appropriation: The Politics of English in Post-colonial India”, workshop on The Politics of English in Asia: Language Policy and Cultural Expression, (August 4–5), Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore.

Selected conference papers

Taberez A. Neyazi (2018).Internet Vernacularization and Mobilization in India”. International Communication Association’s 68th Annual Conference (ICA), (May 24–28), Prague, Czech Republic.

Holli A. Semetko, Taberez A. Neyazi, Anup Kumar, Jonathan Mellon (2016). “Media Attention and Voting for New vs. Established Political Parties: Evidence from India”, American Political Science Association Annual meetings. Philiadephia, PA.

Holli A. Semetko, Anup Kumar, Taberez A. Neyazi (2016). Social and Traditional Media Use and Influences on the Vote in India”, International Communication Association’s 66th Annual Conference (ICA), (June 9–13), Fukuoka, Japan.

Holli A. Semetko, Anup Kumar, Taberez A. Neyazi (2015). The 2014 India Election Study (IES): Campaigning and Influence”, 68th Annual Conference of the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR), (June 16–19), Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Taberez A. Neyazi (2015). The Campaign in Hindi: News Media, Leadership and Political Marketing”, panel titled Campaigning, news and social media: The interplay of influence in India’s 2014 Lok Sabha election. Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Conference (March 26-29 ), Chicago, USA.

Taberez A. Neyazi (2012). Can Media Lead to Democratic Deepening? Perspectives from India”, American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting (August 30 to  September 2), New Orleans, USA.

Taberez A. Neyazi (2012). The Changing Face of an Islamic Religious Movement: A Study of Darul Uloom Deoband”, Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Conference (March 30  to April 3), Honolulu, USA.

Taberez A. Neyazi (2008). “Cultural Imperialism or Indigenous Modernity: Hindi Newspapers in Globalising India”, Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) Conference (July 1–3), Melbourne, Australia.

Research Grants

Principal Investigator(PI): 2018-2020, Seed-Fund grant, "Artificial Intelligence, everyday life and disinformation across Asia”, Faculty of Social Sciences, National University of Singapore. CoPi include Audrey Yeu, Weiyu Zhang & Eun Hwa Jung (NUS), Ralph Schroeder & Vidya Narayanan (University of Oxford).  

Co–Principal Investigator/Collaborator: 2016-2018, “Campaigning, Influence and Development in Post–Conflict West Bengal, India”, with Mohan J. Dutta (PI), Subhasish Ray (coPI) National University of Singapore, Holli A. Semetko (coPI), Emory University, Anup Kumar (coPI), Cleveland State University.

Co–Principal Investigator/Collaborator: 2015-2016, “Campaign Influence, Development and Identity Politics in Bihar, India”, with Mohan J. Dutta (PI), National University of Singapore, Holli A. Semetko (coPI), Emory University, Nakamizo Kazuya (coPI), Kyoto University.

Co–Principal Investigator: 2014-2016, “The Interplay of Influence in India's 2014 National Election Campaign: New Media, New Voters, New Parties”, with Holli A. Semetko (PI), Emory University.

Co–Principal Investigator: 2014-2016, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Grants on “Media Framing in India’s 2014 Election Campaigns: Mass Circulation English Language Press, and the Parties, Issues and Candidates”, Daniel Drache (PI) York University, Toronto.

Principal Investigator (PI): 2010-2012, “Politics after Vernacularisation: Hindi Media and the Deepening of Indian Democracy”.Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research.

 


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