Selected Scholarship [Back to Ananda]

Mitra, A. (2021).  Modern Day Surveillance Ecosystem and Impacts on Privacy.  IGI Global.

Mitra, A. (2021). Issues and challenges of social science research in post-pandemic era. Sree Chaitanya Maha Vidyalaya in collaboration with Assansol Girl’s College, India (Webinar Modality).

Mitra, A. (2021). Health Awareness Among Schedule Caste Community in Rural Bengal : An Analysis  of Television Coverage. University of Burdwan (ICSSR IMPRESS), India (Webinar Modality).

Mitra, A. (2020). Is Online Media Changing Education for the Better. Department of Mass Communication, Sister Nivedita University, India (Webinar Modality). Available here.

Mitra, A. (2020). Communication Research: Looking at Unstructured Narrative, Big Data. Department of Mass Communication, University of Burdwan , India (Webinar Modality).

Mitra, A. (2020). Communicating COVID-19: Geopolitics of a Global Pandemic. Sree Chaitanya Mahavidyalaya, India (Webinar Modality).

Mitra, A. (2020). Global Multiculturalism. Centre for Studies on Bengali Diaspora, Kalyani University, India (Webinar Modality).

Mitra, A. and Khosrowshahi, Y. (2019).  The 2018 Facebook Data Controversy and Technological Alienation.  In (Khosrow-Pour, Ed.) Encyclopedia of Organizational Knowledge, Administration, and Technologies. IGI Publications.

Mitra, A. (2019).  Television as a Surveillance Tool.  In (I. Deliyannis, Ed.) The Future of Television - Convergence of Content and Technology, Intech Publications.

Mitra, A. (2017).  Overcoming the Flaws of Needs Assessments: The New Realm of Big Data.  NRPA Magazine.

Parthasarathi, V. and Mitra, A. (2017).  Indian TV Anchors on Twitter: Technological Practice and Textual Form.  In (Tong, J. and Lo, S., Eds), Digital Technology and Journalism.  London, UK: Palgrave McMillan.

Mitra, A. (2017). Managing and Visualizing Unstructured Big Data.  In (Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, Ed), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition.

Mitra, A. (2014).  Narbs: A Narrative Approach to the Use of Big Data.  Communication Yearbook 2013.  Routledge Publications.

Mitra, A. and Mamani, S. (2014).  Using narbs to create narrative maps from unstructured Big Data: A case study.  International Journal of Business Innovation and Research.

Mitra, A. (2013).  The trans-Indian: perspectives on real vs. virtual identity in the age of the internet.  In (A. Sahoo and J. G. de Kruijf, Eds), Indian Transnationalism Online, Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

Mitra, A. (2013).  Mapping Narbs.  In (Greg Wise, Ed), New Visualities, New Technologies: The New Ecstasy of Communication, Ashgate Publishing Ltd.

Wolfson, M., Champion, H., McCoy, T. P., Rhodes, S. D., Ip, E. H., Blocker, J. N., Martin, B. A., Wagoner, K. G., O'Brien, M. C., Sutfin, E. L., Mitra, A. and DuRant, R. H. (2012), Impact of a Randomized Campus/Community Trial to Prevent High-Risk Drinking Among College Students. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 36: 1767–1778. doi: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2012.01786.x

Mitra, A. (2012).  Collective Narrative Expertise and Using the Narbs of Social Media.  In (Takseva, Ed), Social Software and the Evolution of User Expertise: Future Trends in Knowledge Creation and Dissemination, Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Mitra, A. (2012).  Narbs as a Measure and Indicator of Identity Narratives.  In (Dudley, et. al., Eds), Investigating Cyber Law and Cyber Ethics: Issues, Impacts and Practices, Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Mitra, A. (2011).  Using narratives from social network to manage teacher-student interaction.  In (Méndez-Vilas, Ed), Education in a technological world: communicating current and emerging research and technological efforts, Formatex Research Center.

Jain, P., Mitra, A., & Hazen, M. (2011).  Exposure to Television Programming and Hybridity in India: An Empirical Test.  Media Asia.

Mitra, A. (2010). Multiple e-identity narratives on social networks. Proceedings of the Ethicomp 2010 Conference.

Mitra, A. (2010). Quality of life of call center employees in India: Changes via Education. Proceedings of the ICE-B Conference.

Mitra, A. (2010).  Creating a Presence on Social Networks via Narbs.  Global Media Journal, 9(16).

TP McCoy, EH Ip, JN Blocker, H Champion, SD Rhodes, KG Wagoner, A Mitra, M Wolfson. (2009). Attrition Bias in a U.S. Internet Survey of Alcohol Use Among College Freshmen.  Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. 

Martin BA, McCoy TP, Champion H, Parries MT, DuRant RH, Mitra A, Rhodes SD. (2009) The Role of Monthly Spending Money in College Student Drinking Behaviors and their Consequences.  Journal of American College Health.

Champion, H, Blocker, J, Buettner, CK, Martin, B, Parries, M, McCoy, T, Mitra, A, Andrews, D and Rhodes, S (2009). High-risk versus low-risk football game weekends: Differences in problem drinking and alcohol-related consequences on US college campuses.  Int J Adolesc Med health 2009;21(2).

Mitra, A., (2008).  Working in cybernetic space.  In South Asian Technospaces, New York, NY: Peter Lang Publications.

Mitra, A., (2008).  Bollyweb.  In Global Bollywood, New York, NY: New York University Press.

Mitra, A., (2008).  Using blogs to create cybernetic space.  Convergence, 14(4), 457-452.

Mitra, A. (2008). Quality of life of call center employees in India. Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Annual.

Mitra, A. with others (2008).  Differences in rate of response to Web based surveys among college students.  International Journal on E-Learning, 7(2), 265-281.

DuRant R. H., McCoy T. P., Champion H., Parries M. T., Mitra A., Martin B. A., Newman J., and Rhodes S. D (2008).  Party behaviors and characteristics and serial drunkenness among college students.  Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 69(1).

Mitra, A. (2007). Using Blogs to Create Cybernetic Space: Examples from People of Indian Origin. Proceedings of the Ethicomp Conference 2007.

Mitra, A. (2007). Replacing the blackboard with the Tablet computer. Proceedings of the E-learning 2007 Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education.

Mitra, A. (2006). Collecting citizen input. Utah Leisure Insights, 26(1), 16-17, 19.

Mitra, A. (2006). Developing a profile of heavy Instant Messaging users. Proceedings of the Computer and Advanced Technology in Education Conference 2006.

Mitra, A. (2006). Collecting citizen input. Oregon Parks and Recreation Journal.

Mitra, A. (2006). Working in cybernetic space. Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Society 2006.

Mitra, A., Joshi, S., Kemper, K., Woods, C. and Gobble, J. (2006).  Demographic differences and attitudes towards computer among health care professionals.  Journal of Educational Computing Research, 35(1), 31-43.

DuRant, R., Champion, H., Wolfson, M., Omli, M., McCoy, T., D'Agostino, A., Wagoner, K., Mitra, A. (2006).  Date Fighting Experiences Among College Students: Are They Associated With Other Health Risk Behaviors?  Journal of American College Health.

Mitra, A. (2006).  Towards finding a cybernetic safe place: Illustrations from People of Indian Origin.  New Media and Society, 8(2), 251-268.

O’Brien, M., et. al. including Mitra, A. (2006).  Single question about drunkenness to detect college students at risk for injury.  Academic Emergency Medicine.

Kemper, K., Gardiner, P., Gobble, J., Mitra, A. and Woods, C. (2006).  Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Four Strategies for Delivering e-Curriculum to Health Care Professionals.  BMC Medical Education, 6(2).

Mitra, A., Joshi, S., Kemper, K. (2005). Web based continuing education: Exploring the case of medical professionals. Proceedings of CATE 2005.

Mitra, A. (2005). Creating identities in cybernetic space. Proceedings of E-Society 2005.

Mitra, A. (2005).  Differences in using computers for communication based on the “communicative effectiveness” of computers.  Electronic Journal of Communication.

Mitra, A. (2005).  Weaving a new web.  Parks and Recreation, June 2005 (available at:

Mitra, A. (2005).  Creating Immigrant Identities in Cybernetic space: Examples from a Non Resident Indian Website.  Media, Culture and Society, 27(3), 371-390.

Mitra, A. Willyard, J., Platt, C. A., and Parsons, M. (2005).  Exploring Web usage and selection criteria among male and female students.  Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, 10(3).

Mitra, A. (2005).  Digital memory.  Journal of Information, Communication & Ethics in Society, 3(1), 3-13.

Mitra, A. (2004). Exploring Web usage and selection criteria among male and female students. Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Annual.

Mitra, A. and Stark, N. (2004). Patterns of tobacco use and misinformation about tobacco in India.  Proceedings of the Hawaii International Social Science Conference.

Mitra, A. (2004).  Voice of the marginalized on the Web.  Journal of Communication, 54(3).

Mitra, A. (2004).  Student attitudes towards web sites.  Academic Exchange Quarterly, 8(1).

Mitra, A. (2003).  Towards finding a cybernetic safe place: Illustrations from People of Indian Origin.  Proceedings of the Ethicomp 04.

Mitra, A. (2003).  Exploring web usage and selection criteria among students.  Proceedings of the 7th World Multiconference on Systematics, Informatics and Cybernetics.

Mitra, A. (2003).  Cybernetic Space: Our new dwelling place.  Proceedings of the Hawaii International Social Science Conference.

Hullett, C., Louden, A., and Mitra, A. (2003).  Emotion and political cognition: A test of bipolar, two-dimensional, and discrete models of emotion in predicting involvement and learning.  Communication Monograph, 70, 250-263.

Mitra, A. (2003).  Diasporic online communities.  In K. Christensen and D. Levinson (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Community, (1019-1020).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Mitra, A. (2003).  Cybernetic Space: Bringing the Virtual and Real Together.  Journal of Interactive Advertising, 3(2).  Available at:

Mitra, A. (2002).  Deciding what programs to offer.  Management Strategy, 26(2), 1, 4.

Mitra, A. (2002). The impact of “communicative effectiveness” of computers in use of computers for communication. Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Annual.

Mitra, A., Hall, A. (2002).  Distance Education as a Discursive Practice: Voice, Discourse and Pedagogy.  Computers in Schools, 19(3/4), 129-142.

Mitra, A., Watts, E.  (2002). Theorizing cyberspace: The idea of voice applied to the Internet discourse.  New Media and Society, 4(4), 479-298.

Mitra, A. (2002).  Towards developing questionnaire items to measure effectiveness of computers in teaching.  Journal of Educational Computing Research, 26(4), 381-394.

Mitra, A.  (2002).  Trust, authenticity and discursive power in cyberspace.  Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Mitra, A. (2001). Developing a questionnaire to measure the effectiveness of computers in teaching. Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Annual.

Mitra, A. (2001). Finding a voice in Cyberspace: Utterances and their ethical consequences. Proceedings of the Ethicomp 01.

Mitra, A., LaFrance, B. and McCullough, S.  (2001). Difference in the attitude between women and men toward computerization.  Journal of Educational Computing Research, 25(3), 227-244.

Mitra, A. and Schwartz, R. L. (2001).  From Cyber Space to Cybernetic Space: Rethinking the Relationship between Real and Virtual Spaces.  Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, 7(1).

Mitra, A. (2001).  Thinking of recreation needs assessments.  Parks and Recreation, 36, 5, 16-18.

Mitra, A. (2001).  Diasporic voices in cyberspace.  New Media and Society, 3, 1, 29-48.

Mitra, A. (2000). Internet, pedagogy and power. Proceedings of the World Multiconfernece on Systematics, Cybernatics and Informatics, International Institute of Informatics and Systematics.

Mitra, A. (2000). Gender and instructional use of computers. Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Annual.

Mitra, A. (2000). Gender and instructional use of computers. Proceedings of the CATE 2000 Conference.

Mitra, A., Chesner, C., Burg, J., Ferebee, M. (2000).  Computer Mediated Communication and Face-to-Face Instruction.  Teaching with Technology, Bolton, MA: Anker Publishing.

Mitra, A., Steffensmeier, T., Lenzmeier, S., Avon, R., Qu, N. and Hazen, M.   (2000). Gender and Computer Use in an Academic Institution: Report from a Longitudinal Study.  Journal of Educational Computing Research, v 23 (1), 67-84.

Mitra, A. (2000).  Introduction to Special Issue.  Journal of Educational Computing Research, v 23 (1), 1-3.

Mitra, A. (2000).  Virtual commonality: Looking for India on the Internet.  In D. Bell and B. M. Kennedy (Eds.), The Cyberculture Reader (pp. 676-694).  New York, NY: Routledge.

Hyde, M. and Mitra, A. (2000).  On the ethics of creating a face in cyberspace: The case of a University.  In V. Berdayes and J. Murphy (Eds.) Computers, Human Interaction and Organizations, (pp. 161-188).  New York, NY: Praeger

Mitra, A. (2000).  Sen's imaging of the seventies: Calcutta and West Bengal. In (Ed.  Sumita Chakravarty) Mrinal Sen:  The Cinema of Politics, The Politics of Cinema (pp. 37-65). London: Flicks Publishing.

Hyde, M. and Mitra, A. (1999).  Communication, acknowledgment and morality of cyberspace.  In D. F. Burlingame and M. J. Poston (Eds.) The Impact of Technology on Fundraising, (pp. 15-38).  New York, NY: Jossey-Bass.

Mitra, A. and Stefensmeier, T. (2000).  Changes in student attitudes and student computer use in a computer enriched environment. Journal of Research on Computing in Education, 32(3), 417-433.

Mitra, A. (1999). Voice and geography in cyberspace. Proceedings of the Ethicomp 99.

Mitra, A. (1999). Changes in student attitudes in a computer enriched academic environment: Report from a longitudinal case study. Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Annual.

Mitra, A. (1999).  The importance of comprehensive needs assessment for parks and recreation agencies.  Management Strategy, 23(1), 1-7.

Mitra, A., Stefensmeier, T, Lenzmeier, S. and Massoni, A. (1999).  Institutional implications of changes in attitudes towards computers and use of computers by faculty. Journal of Research on Computing in Education, 32(1), 189-202.

Mitra, A. (1999). Characteristics of the WWW Text: Tracing Discursive Strategies. Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, 5(1).

Mitra, A. and Hazen, M. (1999).  Longitudinal assessment of computerization at Wake Forest University.  In (Ed., D. Brown), Electronically enhanced education.  Winston-Salem, NC: Wake Forest University Press.

Mitra, A., Hazen, M., LaFrance, B. and Rogan, R. (1999).  Faculty use and non-use of electronic mail: Attitudes, expectations and profiles. Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, 4(3).

Hyde, M. and Mitra, A. (1998).  The Face, Ethics and Ethos of Cyberspace.  Proceedings of the CEPE 1998 conference.

Mitra, A. (1998).  Needs Assessment Plans.  Management Strategy, 22(3), 4.

Mitra, A. (1998).  The notion of functionality in the faculty use of e-mail for instruction.  Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Annual.

Hyde, M. and Mitra, A. (1998).  Where Art Thou? Here I Am! Wake Forest Magazine, 45(3), 30-33.

Mitra, A. and Cohen, E. (1998).  Analyzing the Web: Directions and Challenges.  In (Ed. Steve Jones), Doing Internet Research.  Newbury Park, CA: SAGE.

Mitra, A. (1998).  Construction and utilization of community surveys. In (Ed.  Joseph J. Bannon), Leisure resources:  Its comprehensive planning.  Champaign, IL: Sagamore Publishing.

Mitra, A. (1998).  Categories of computer use and their relationships with attitudes towards computers.  Journal of Research on Computing in Education, 30(3), 281-295.

Mitra, A. and Hullett, C. (1997).  Toward evaluating computer aided instruction:  Attitudes, demographics, context.  Evaluation and Program Planning, 20(4), 379-391.

Mitra, A. (1997).  Diasporic Web sites: Ingroup and outgroup discourse.  Critical Studies in Mass Communication, 14, 158-181.

Mitra, A. (1997).  Virtual commonality: Looking for India on the Internet.  In (Ed.  Steve Jones), Virtual Culture.  Newbury Park: SAGE.

Mitra, A. (1996).  Relationships between computer aided experiments in psychology and general attitudes towards computers in education:  Results from a 1995 case study.  Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Annual.

Mitra, A. (1995).  Evaluation of computer assisted teaching of History of Architecture.   Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Annual.

Mitra, A. (1996).  Nations and the Internet: The Case of a National Newsgroup, 'soc.cult.indian'. Convergence: The Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 2(1), 44-75.

Mitra, A. (1994).  “Instructor Effect” in determining effectiveness and attitude towards technology-assisted multi-media teaching:  Report of a case study.    Journal of Instructional Delivery Systems, Summer, 15-21.

Mitra, A. (1994).  Student demographic composition in a multi-media class:  Effects on attitudes towards computer-assisted teaching.  Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia Annual.

Mitra, A. (1994).  Use of Focus Groups in the Design of Questionnaires for Needs Assessment.  Evaluation and Program Planning, 17(2), 133-140.

Mitra, A. (1994).  An Indian religious soap opera and the Hindu image.  Media, Culture and Society, 16, 149-155.

Mitra, A. (1993).  Television and the Nation:  Doordarshan's India.  Media Asia, 20(1), 39-58.

Johnson, T., Mitra, A., Newman, R. and Horm, J. (1993).  Problems of Definition in Sampling Special Populations:  The Case of Homeless Persons.  Evaluation Practice, 14(2), 119-126.

Mitra, A. (1990).  The Position of Television in the Cultural Map of India.  Media Asia, 17(3), 166-176.

Mitra, A. (1989).  ‘Desi’ Bond: The Cross Cultural Transformation of James Bond into a Hero of Popular Indian Cinema.  Deep Focus, 2, 42-47.

Mitra, A. (1989).  Trends in Television Research in India.  Indian Council of Communication Training and Research Journal, 2, 83-100.