Nimmagadda Bhargav joined the Indian Institute of Management as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Communications Area. Prior to his tenure at IIM Indore, Bhargav taught communication theory and media practice courses at Manipal Institute of Communication, Manipal.
In addition to earning doctoral (2021) and master’s (2003) degrees in Communication and Social Sciences, respectively, from the University of Hyderabad, he has worked as a journalist in both the editorial and reporting sections of national English-language dailies. As a postdoctoral Research Assistant, Bhargav was part of a UKRI-funded research project titled “Framing the Nation: Citizenship, Conflict, and the Media in Contemporary India,” with Loughborough University as the lead research organization.
He explores broader research interests that encompass the overlapping areas of sociology, geography, economics and the study of communication and digital media in India and the Global South.
Supervised by Senior Professor Vinod Pavarala in the Department of Communication at the University of Hyderabad, Bhargav conducted his doctoral research, which has since been published as a monograph titled “Stringers and the Journalistic Field: Marginalities and Precarious News Labor in Small-town India” (2023) by Routledge (Taylor & Francis), UK.