Dr. Sheena Malhotra's Publications



Sheena Malhotra & Aimee Carrillo Rowe (Eds). (2013). Silence, Feminism, Power: Reflections at the Edges of Sound. Palgrave Macmillan.

Aimee Carrillo Rowe, Sheena Malhotra & Kimberlee Perez (2013). Answer the Call: Virtual Migration in Indian Call Centers. University of Minnesota Press.


Malhotra, Sheena (2015). Re-imagining a Nation: Neoliberalism and Media’s Impact on Youth’s Imaginaries in India. In Kathryn Sorrells and Sachi Sekimoto (2015) Globalizing Intercultural Communication : A Reader. Sage.

Carrillo Rowe, Aimee; Tiffe, Raechel; Goltz, Dustin Bradley; Zingsheim, Jason; Bagley, Meredith M. & Malhotra, Sheena (2015). Queer Love: Queering Coalitional Politcs. In Dustin Bradley Goltz & Jason Zingsheim (Eds). (2015). Queer Praxis. Questions for LGBTQ Worldmaking. NY: Peter Lang Publishing.

Malhotra, Sheena (2014). Resisting the Mark: Shifting Identities and Assumptions in Foster’s Coming Out Speech.
QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking. Michigan State University. 1 (1): Spring 2014. Pp. 173-179.

Malhotra, Sheena (2012). Finding Home in a Song and a Dance: Nation, Culture, Bollywood. Reprinted in R.A. Lind (Ed.) Race/Gender/Media. Considering Diversity across Audiences, Content, and Producers. 3rd Edition. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.  Pp 75-80.

Carrillo Rowe, A., Malhotra, S. & Pérez, K. (2011).  The Rhythm of Ambition: Power Temporalities and the Production of the Call Center Agent in Documentary Film and Reality Television. In M.G. Lacy & K.A. Ono (Eds). Critical Rhetorics of Race.  NYU Press.

Malhotra, Sheena (2009). Engaging Power Feminism Through My Dance with Cancer. In the special issue guest edited by Cindy L. Griffin and Karma R. Chávez, “Power Feminism: Exploring Agency, Oppression and Victimage.” Women’s Studies in Communication, 32 (1). pp. 114-127.

Malhotra, Sheena (2009). Finding Home in a Song and a Dance: Nation, Culture, Bollywood. In R.A. Lind (Ed.) Race/Gender/Media. Considering Diversity across Audiences, Content, and Producers. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.  Pp 71-77.

Carrillo Rowe, A. & Malhotra, S. (2007). "(Un)hinging Whiteness." Reprinted in L. M. Cooks & J. S. Simpson (Eds.), Whiteness, Pedagogy, and Performance: Dis/Placing Race (pp. 271-298). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, a Division of Rowman & Littlefield.

Malhotra, S. & Carrillo Rowe, A. (2006). “ Modeling Whiteness: Minorities, Assimilation And Resistance.” In E. Chen & G. Omatsu (Eds). Teaching About Asian Pacific Americans: Effective Activities, Strategies, And Assignments For Classrooms And Workshops. Lanham , MD : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Pp. 285-294.

Carrillo Rowe, Aimee & Malhotra, Sheena (2006). (Un)hinging Whiteness. In Mark P. Orbe, Brenda J. Allen & Lisa A. Flores (Eds.), International and Intercultural Communication Annual. The Same and Different: Acknowledging the Diversity Within and Between Cultural Groups (Vol. XXIX, pp. 166-192). Washington D.C.: NCA.

Malhotra, S. & Perez, K. (Summer, 2005). Belonging, Bridges and Bodies. In National Women’s Studies Association Journal (NWSAJ). Special Issue, “Moving Locations: The Politics of Identities in Motion.” (17) 2. Indiana University Press. pp. 47-68.

Contributor of a passage in Licona, A.C. & Carrillo Rowe, A. (2005). After Words: Feminist Praxis as a Bridge Between Theory and Practice. In National Women’s Studies Association Journal (17) 2. Indiana University Press, Pp. 130-135.

Malhotra, S. & Alagh, T. (2004). Dreaming the Nation: Domestic Dramas in Hindi Films post-1990. South Asian Popular Culture, 2 (1). April, 2004. Routledge. pp. 19-37.

Crabtree, R. D., & Malhotra, S. (2003). Media Hegemony and the Commercialization of Television in India: Implications to Social Class and Development Communication. In B. L. Artz & Y. R. Kamilipour (Eds.), Globalization, Media Hegemony and Social Class. New York: SUNY Press. pp. 213-228.

Carrillo Rowe, A. & Malhotra, S. (2003). Chameleon Conservativism. Post 9-11 Rhetorics of Innocence. Poroi: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Rhetorical Analysis and Invention. August, 2003, 2 (1). http://inpress.lib.uiowa.edu/poroi/papers/rowe030816_outline.html

Malhotra, S. & Carrillo Rowe, A. (2003). Stop Dreaming, Start Working. NWSA Action. Spring 2003, 14(2), pp. 29-30.

Malhotra, S. & Crabtree, R.D. (2002). Gender, inter(Nation)alization, Culture. Implications of the privatization of television in India. In Collier, Mary Jane (Ed.). (2002). Transforming Communication about Culture: Critical New Directions. International and Intercultural Annual (Vol. 24). pp. 60-84. Thousand Oaks: Sage

Rogers, E. M., & Malhotra, S. (2000). Computers as communication: the rise of digital democracy. In K. L. Hacker & J. v. Dijk (Eds.), Digital democracy: Issues of theory and practice (pp. 10-29). London: Sage.

Malhotra, S. & Rogers, E.M. (2000). Satellite television and the new Indian woman. Gazette. The International Journal for Communication Studies. 62 (5). pp. 407-429.

Crabtree, R. D., & Malhotra, S. (2000). A case study of commercial television in India: Assessing the organizational mechanisms of cultural imperialism. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 44, pp. 364-385.

Rogers, E. M., & Malhotra, S. (1999, January 5-7). Innovativeness and empowerment of Indian women dairy farmers. Published Conference Proceedings of the conference on Women's empowerment through dairy cooperatives in India, held in Anand, India. New Delhi: Ford Foundation. pp. 20-44.

Crabtree, R.D. & Malhotra, S. (1996). On the ground and in the air: The commercialization of television in India. International Communication Bulletin, Vol 31, No. 3-4 (Fall 1996), pp. 4-6.


Special Consultant, Bollywood Crossings (2008 release).  A documentary by Tavishi Alagh on the the centrality of Bollywood to Indian diasporic notions of culture and identity.  A Drink with Jam and Bread Productions.

Associate Producer, The Shape of Water (2005). A documentary film by Kum-Kum Bhavnani on feminist organizations working towards change in global contexts. The documentary premiered at the International Santa Barbara Film Festival in February, 2006.

Malhotra, S. (2004). Director, Producer & Editor on a documentary video that was co-directed and co-edited with students. The film entitled, “ CSUN Struggles with Peace and Justice” is an account of the student and faculty activism on campus and premiered on campus on November 16, 2004. The film will be used in educational settings in the future.