Dr. Uma Shankar Pandey is an Associate Professor and the Head of the Department of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at the Surendranath College for Women in Kolkata. He is a member of the Board of Studies at a number of Indian Universities. He has presented numerous papers at international conferences in San Francisco, San Juan, Seattle, London, Dublin, Durban, Istanbul, Bangkok, Colombo, Hyderabad and Kathmandu. He is an Editorial Board Member of a number of international journals. He is also a visiting faculty member at a number of national and international universities.