Associate Professor Pradip Thomas

Associate Professor

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
pradip.thomas@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 68297

Overview

Qualifications

  • Master of Arts, University of Leicester
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Leicester

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Thomas, Pradip Ninan (2019). Infrastructure and platform anxieties in India. Digital transactions in Asia. (pp. 44-62) edited by Adrian Athique and Emma Baulch. New York, United States: Routledge.

  • Thomas, Pradip (2018). Religion, communication and political economy in India: The case of gospel for Asia. The Indian media economy - Volume 1: Industrial dynamics and cultural adaptation. (pp. 214-232) edited by Adrian Athique, Vibodh Parthasarthi and S. V. Srinivas. Janpath, New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press.

  • Thomas, Pradip Ninan (2017). South Asia. Global Media Giants. (pp. 326-339) New York, United States: Routledge.

  • Thomas, Pradip Ninan (2017). The cost of truth telling in India: Reporting in the context of intolerance. The Assault on Journalism: Building Knowledge to protect Freedom of Expression. (pp. 87-92) edited by Carlsson, Ulla and Poyhtari, Reeta. Göteborg, Sweden: N O R D I C O M A/S / Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research.

  • Thomas, Pradip Ninan (2016). Observations on journalism and communication education in India. The international history of communication study. (pp. 435-451) edited by Peter Simonson and David. W. Park. New York, NY, United States: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315727738

  • Thomas, Pradip (2015). Communication towards a negotiated peace: conflict, contestation and the media. Communication and peace: mapping an emerging field. (pp. 303-315) edited by Julia Hoffmann and Virgil Hawkins. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315773124

  • Thomas, Pradip (2015). India, China and the challenge of intellectual property at digital age. New media and metropolitan life: connecting, consuming, creating. (pp. 131-145) edited by Cao Jin and Graham Murdock. Shanghai, China: Fudan University Press.

  • Thomas, Pradip Ninan (2015). Theorising voice in India: the jan sunwai and the right to information movement. The Routledge companion to alternative and community media. (pp. 134-143) edited by Chris Atton. Abbingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

  • Thomas, Pradip N. (2014). Beyond the dominant paradigm of communication rights? Observations from South Asia. Communication rights and social justice: historical accounts of transnational mobilisations. (pp. 135-151) edited by Claudia Padovani and Andrew Calabrese. Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1057/9781137378309

  • Thomas, Pradip Ninan (2014). Copyright and copyleft in India: between global agendas and local interests. The SAGE Handbook of Intellectual Property. (pp. 355-369) edited by Matthew David and Debora Halbert. London, UK: Sage Publications. doi: 10.4135/9781473910027.n20

  • Thomas, Pradip Ninan (2014). Development communication and social change in historical context. The handbook of development communication and social change. (pp. 7-19) edited by Karin Gwinn Wilkins, Thomas Tufte and Rafael Obregon. Chichester, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781118505328.ch1

  • Thomas, Pradip Ninan and van de Fliert, Elske (2014). Revisiting CSC Theory. Interrogating the Theory and Practice of Communication for Social Change. (pp. 1-19) London, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1057/9781137426314_1

  • Thomas, Pradip N. (2014). Theorizing development, communication and social change. Communication Theories in a Multicultural World. (pp. 213-227) edited by Clifford Christians and Kaarle Nodenstreng. New York , NY, United States: Peter Lang Publishing.

  • Thomas, Pradip Ninan (2012). Beyond the status quo? Observations on theorising development, the digital and social change in India. Development communication in directed social change: A reappraisal of theory and practice. (pp. 218-230) edited by Srinivas R. Melkote. Singapore: Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC).

  • Lee, Philip and Thomas, Pradip Ninan (2012). Endnote. Public memory, public media and the politics of justice. (pp. 200-207) edited by Philip Lee and Pradip Ninan Thomas. Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Thomas, Pradip Ninan and Lee, Philip (2012). Global and local televangelism: An introduction. Global and local televangelism. (pp. 1-15) edited by Pradip Ninan Thomas and Philip Lee. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1057/9781137264817_1

  • Lee, Philip and Thomas, Pradip Ninan (2012). Introduction: Public media and the right to memory: Towards an encounter with justice. Public memory, public media and the politics of justice. (pp. 1-22) edited by Philip Lee and Pradip Ninan Thomas. Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Thomas, Pradip (2012). News makers in the era of citizen journalism: The view from India. International news in the digital age: East-West perceptions of a new world order. (pp. 149-165) edited by Judith Clarke and Michael Bromley. New York, NY, United States: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203804674-18

  • Thomas, Pradip Ninan (2012). Whither televangelism: opportunities, trends, challenges. Global and local televangelism. (pp. 234-246) edited by Pradip Ninan Thomas and Philip Lee. New York, NY USA: Palgrave Macmillan. doi: 10.1057/9781137264817_12

  • Thomas, Pradip Ninan (2011). Accountability and media accountability: A view from India. Communication and citizenship: Rethinking crisis and change. (pp. 33-46) edited by Manuel Pinto and Helen Sousa. Coimbra, Portugal: Gracio Editor.

  • Pradip, Thomas (2010). Communication and social change. An introduction to communication and social change. (pp. 25-35) edited by Pradip Thomas and Michael Bromley. St.Lucia, Qld, Australia: University of Queensland Press.

  • Pradip Thomas (2010). The analysis of social change: From modernisation to new social movements. An introduction to communication and social change. (pp. 11-21) edited by Pradip Thomas and Michael Bromley. St. Lucia , Qld, Australia: UQP.

  • Thomas, Pradip (2010). The right to information movement in India. An introduction to communication and social change. (pp. 179-185) edited by Pradip Thomas and Michael Bromley. St. Lucia , Qld, Australia: UQP.

  • Thomas, Pradip (2010). Traditions of public journalism in India. International Journalism and Democracy: Civic Engagement Models from Around the World. (pp. 194-207) edited by Angela Romano. New York , NY, U.S.A.: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203852040

  • Pradip N.Thomas, (2009). Christian fundamentalism and the media in India. Fundamentalisms and the media. (pp. 198-218) edited by Hoover, Stuart M. and Kaneva, Nadia. London , U.K.: Continuum International Publishing Group.

  • Pradip N.Thomas, (2009). Digital divide. Encyclopedia of Communication Theory. (pp. 310-312) edited by Stephen W. Littlejohn and Karen A. Foss. Los Angeles: Sage.

  • Pradip N.Thomas, (2009). Media democracy. Encyclopedia of Communication Theory. (pp. 627-630) edited by Stephen W. Littlejohn and Karen A. Foss. Los Angeles: Sage.

  • Pradip N.Thomas, (2009). Media sovereignty. Encyclopedia of Communication Theory. (pp. 643-644) edited by Stephen W. Littlejohn and Karen A. Foss. Los Angeles: Sage.

  • Thomas, Pradip (2008). A contemporary "denial of access": Knowledge, IPR and the public good. 传播政治经济学: 英文读本. (pp. 334-342) edited by 曹晋 Cao Jin and 赵月枝 Zhao Yuezhi. Shanghai, China: Fudan University Press.

  • Thomas, Pradip (2008). Communication and the persistence of poverty: the need for a return to basics. Communication for development and social change. (pp. 31-44) edited by Jan Servaes. Thousand Oaks, CA united States: SAGE Publications Inc.. doi: 10.4135/9788132108474.n2

  • Thomas, Pradip Ninan (2008). Communication as an Academic Field: South Asia. The International Encyclopedia of Communication. (pp. Online-Online) edited by Wolfgang Donsbach. Oxford, U.K.: Blackwell Publishing. doi: 10.1111/b.9781405131995.2008.x

  • Thomas, Pradip N. (2008). Making a difference: the right to information movement and social change. Communicating peace: entertaining angels unawares. (pp. 137-155) edited by Lee, Philip. Penang, Malaysia: Southbound.

  • Thomas, P. N. (2007). Communication and Social Change: Expanding the research agenda. Understanding Development Communication. (pp. 143-162) edited by Srampickal, J. and Aram, A.. New Delhi, India: Media House.

  • Thomas, P. N. and Nyamnjob, F. B. (2007). Intellectual property challenges in Africa: Indigenous knowledge systems and the fate of connected worlds.. Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Intellectual Property in the Twenty-First Century. (pp. 12-25) edited by Mazonde, E. N. and Thomas, P. N.. Dakar: Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, WACC.

  • Thomas, P. N. (2007). The case for communication in theological education. Communicatio Socialis: Challenge of Theology and Ministry in the Church. (pp. 169-177) edited by Rolfes, H. and Zukowski, A. A.. Kassel: Kassel University Press.

  • Thomas, P N and Servaes, J E J (2006). IPR and communications: Markets, communities and the public domain. Intellectual property rights and communications in Asia : Conflicting traditions. (pp. 241-249) edited by Pradip Thomas and Jan Servaes. New Dehli: Sage.

  • Thomas, P. N. and Servaes, J. E. J. (2006). Introduction. Intellectual Property Rights and Communications in Asia: Conflicting Traditions. (pp. 11-24) edited by P. Thomas and J. Servaes. New Dehli: Sage.

  • Thomas, P N (2006). Uncommon futures: Interpreting IP contestations in India. Intellectual Property Rights and Communications in Asia: Conflicting Traditions. (pp. 174-190) edited by P. Thomas and J. Servaes. New Dehli: Sage.

  • Thomas, P. (2005). Contested futures: Indian media at the crossroads. Democratizing global media: One world, many struggles. (pp. 81-99) edited by R. A. Hackett and Y. Zhao. Lanham, USA: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc..

  • Thomas, Pradip N. (2005). That persistent 'other': The political economy of copyright in India. Media and Mediation. (pp. 436-464) edited by Bernard Bel, Jan Brouwer, Biswajit Das, Vibodh Parthasarathi and Guy Poitevin. New Delhi, India: Sage Publications.

  • Thomas, Pradip (2004). Media ownership and communication rights in India. Who Owns the Media? Global Trends and Local Resistances. (pp. 213-226) edited by Pradip Thomas and Zaharom Nain. London ; New York ; Penang, Malaysia: Southbound in association with WACC and Zed Press.

  • Pradip Thomas (2001). Freirean Futures: Towards a Further Understanding of Participatory Communications. Communication and Development: The Freirean Connection. (pp. 241-253) edited by Richards, Michael, Thomas, Pradip and Nain, Zaharom. New Jersey: Hampton Press.

  • Thomas, Pradip N. (2001). The Political Economy of Communications in India. Critical Issues in Communication: Looking Inward for Answers. (pp. 78-99) edited by Melkote, S. R. and Rao, S. New Delhi: Sage Publishing/Sage Publications.

  • French, David, Richards, Michael and Thomas, Pradip (2000). Asia Television: Contemporary Issues. Television in Contemporary Asia. (pp. 59-68) edited by David French and Michael Richards. New Delhi: Sage Publications.

  • Thomas, Pradip (2000). The State and Information Technology in India: Emerging Trends. India’s Development and Public Policy. (pp. 115-136) edited by Nagel, S. S.. Aldershot: Ashgate. doi: 10.4324/9781315201856

  • Thomas, Pradip (1998). South Asia. Television: An International History. (pp. 201-207) edited by Anthony Smith. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Thomas, Pradip (1997). Alternative Media Networking: The Need for Cautious Enthusiasm. Media & Politics in Transition: Cultural Identity in the Age of Globalization. (pp. 53-60) Leuven: ACCO.

  • Thomas, Pradip (1997). An Inclusive NWICO: Cultural Resilience and Popular Resistance. Beyond Cultural Imperialism: Globalization, Communication and the New International Order. (pp. 163-174) edited by Golding, P. and Harris, P.. London: Sage Publishing/Sage Publications.

  • Thomas, Pradip (1996). Popular Theatre in Sickness and Health: Some Observations from India. Participatory Communication for Social Change. (pp. 213-222) edited by Servaes, J., Jacobson, T. and White, S. A.. New Delhi: Sage Publications.

  • Thomas, Pradip N. (1995). Ethics and the new global communications paradigm. Globalisation, Communications and Caribbean Identity. (pp. 215-226) edited by Hopeton S. Dunn. Kingston: Ian Randle Publishers.

  • Thomas, Pradip (1995). Traditional Communication and Democratisation: Practical Considerations. The Democratisation of Communication. (pp. 143-154) edited by Lee, P.. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.

  • Thomas, Pradip (1994). Participatory Development Communication: Philosophical Premises. Participatory Communication: Working for Change and Development. (pp. 49-59) edited by White, S. A., Nair, K. S. and Ascroft, J. S.. New Delhi: Sage Publications.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Edited Outputs

  • Shuang Liu, J. E. J. Servaes and P. Thomas eds. (2004). Intellectual property rights, communication, and the public domain in the Asia-Pacific Region. Intellectual Property Rights, Communication, and the Public Domain in the Asia-Pacific Region, UQ, Brisbane, 14-17 December, 2004. UQ, Brisbane: World Association for Christian Communication and School of Journalism and Communication.

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision