Harsh Taneja

 

 

 

      
          222 Gregory Hall
          harsht@illinois.edu


Education

Ph.D. Northwestern University
M.A. Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad, (MICA) India
B.E. NSIT, University of Delhi, India

Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor of Advertising

Course Specialties

  • Audience Analysis

Background
Harsh became interested in the media when we began his masters coursework at a marketing communications program at the MICA, India. Majoring in marketing research and media he conducted audience research for media agencies (Starcom and Zenith Optimedia), broadcasters (BBC's Global News Division) and newspapers ( Indian Express Group). Aspiring to be a full time academic, he pursued a PhD at Northwestern University's interdisciplinary doctoral program in Media, Technology and Society. In his doctoral training he combined his experiences gained in the media and advertising industries with social theories and research methodologies to formulate a research program that focuses on media audiences.

Research/Creative Endeavor
Harsh's research examines audience behavior, specifically the linkages between media use and social contexts. Secondary areas of interest include media industries and audience measurement.

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