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Uttaran Dutta

Asst Professor

  • 6 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
20132020
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Research interests

Uttaran Dutta studies creative ways to address development, health and social disparity issues. His research focuses on sustainable development and social change in marginalized communities, analyzing the importance of culture, communication, design and innovation in transforming the lives of people who are socially, politically and economically poor. In all his work, local participants are the key forces in identifying and developing cost-effective solutions using local resources. In one project, Dr. Dutta is developing a computer application for illiterate people in rural India to access useful information regarding local weather, employment, education, and other basic services such as healthcare. In another project, he collaborated with local people to construct a mini-hospital, library-cum-museum and a protection-wall to save sacred environmental resources in remote indigenous villages in eastern India. Additionally, he researches the folk-culture and indigenous knowledge of the underserved to document and understand alternate ways of viewing the world.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Purdue University

… → 2013

M.Des, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

External positions

Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

Assistant Professor, Arizona State University

Keywords

  • Rural
  • visual communication design
  • Human values
  • Folk
  • social innovation
  • Intercultural Communication
  • India
  • Subaltern
  • health communication
  • indigenous
  • ICT for Development
  • action research
  • Development Communication
  • Social change
  • ethnography

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Research Output 2013 2018

  • 6 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 5 Article
  • 1 Chapter
India
narrative
community

Digital Behavior of University Students in India and the U.S. Cultural Values and Communication Technologies in the Classroom

Shuter, R., Dutta, U., Cheong, P., Chen, Y. & Shuter, J. Mar 16 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Western Journal of Communication. p. 1-21 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

communication technology
Students
India
classroom
Communication
1 Citations

Narratives of Stress in Health Meanings of African Americans in Lake County, Indiana

Dutta, M., Sastry, S., Dillard, S., Kumar, R., Anaele, A., Collins, W., Roberson, C., Dutta, U., Jones, C., Gillespie, T. & Spinetta, C. Aug 4 2016 (Accepted/In press) In : Health Communication. p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

African Americans
Health
narrative
health
etiology
2 Citations

Questioning dominant development practices: Emerging voices of indigenous subalterns

Dutta, U. Jan 1 2015 In : Journal of International Communication. 21, 2, p. 169-188 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Decision making
Economics
discourse
narrative
epistemology

Relational tensions in academic-community partnerships in the culture-centered approach (CCA): Negotiating communication in creating spaces for voices

Dutta, M. J., Dillard, S., Kumar, R., Sastry, S., Jones, C. & Anaele, A. 2013 Reducing Health Disparities: Communication Interventions.. p. 457-478

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Projects 2015 2020