Name: Paromita Sengupta
Hometown: Kolkata, India
Undergraduate/Graduate Institutions: Jadavpur University (BA in English, MA in English); University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (MA in Media Studies)
Research Area: Humour, prank culture, participatory politics
Publications/Presentations while at USC Annenberg: Upcoming presentation at the Popular Culture Association Conference (2016)
Student Research Groups: Graduate researcher at the Media, Activism and Participatory Politics research group
Favorite thing about USC Annenberg: I love the idea of being part of a communications research group, where you can meet and share ideas each week, and collaborate on shared topics.