Name Card

Nandita Roy
Assistant Professor
Academic Group: 
Business Ethics & Communication Group
Phone No.: 
+91-33-2467-8300 Extn. 2085
Contact Details: 
K - 203, New Academic Block (NAB) Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Diamond Harbour Road Joka, Kolkata 700104.
Personal Details: 
I love to read, teach, build my own PCs, and think about whether the cake is really a lie or not.
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Academic Background: 
2013-2017: Ph.D., English Literature, Jadavpur University. Thesis title: 'Joystick Stories: Re-Reading Narrativity in Video Games'. 2007-2009: M.A., English Literature, Jadavpur University.
Courses Taught: 
IIM Calcutta: Managerial Communication II (MBA, Core, Term II) IIM Lucknow: Storytelling for Management (MBA, Elective) Communication for Management (MBA, Core) Written Executive Communication (MBA, Core) Communication for Management (PGP-WE, Core) Qualitative Research Methods in Communication (PhD, Elective)
Best Communications Elective at IIM Lucknow for the elective 'Storytelling for Management' (2019, 2020).


Work Experience: 
Academia: September, 2021 - present: Assistant Professor, Business Ethics and Communication Group, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. February, 2018 - September, 2021: Assistant Professor, Communication Area, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow. April, 2016 - February, 2018: Assistant Professor, Communication Area, Indian Institute of Management Kashipur. Industry: 2012 - 2016: Consultant, Programming Department, National Geographic Channel India
Past Projects: 
IIM Kashipur and Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) (2016-2017) Co-Principal Investigator “Mitigating Disaster and Promoting Development in Uttarakhand: A Participatory Model for the State Civil Society and Media” - INR 12 lakhs from ICSSR University of Oxford, UK (2011 - 2012) Research Consultant ‘Indian Cities Beyond the Metropolis and Megacity’ Researched and wrote reports on neo-liberalisation with focus on youths in India. Hakka TV and Trees Music, Taiwan (2011-2012) Research Consultant Conducted literature survey on the Chinese community in Calcutta Prepared video footage of interviews with people from the Chinese community Coordinated and supervised a team of visiting scholars from National Taiwan University preparing documentaries on the Chinese community in Calcutta. McGill University, Canada and Jadavpur University, Kolkata (2009-2011) Researcher Worked on a project entitled ‘Women’s Empowerment and Education: Panchayats and Women’s Self Help Groups in India’ Conducted research in West Bengal and Mizoram Made a documentary titled ‘Voices of Women from Mizoram’


Journal Publications: 
Applying Kant's Ethics to Video Game Business Models: Which Ones Pass Muster? In Business and Professional Ethics Journal (2020). Uncertainty as Entrepreneurial Motivation: Tuche, Karma and the Necessity of Action in Philosophy of Management 19, pages 89–98 (2020). ‘Many Materialities in Digital Florence: Assassin’s Creed II’, in Jadavpur University Essays and Studies, Vol. 30, 2016.
2021: ‘Gamified Health: A phenomenological inquiry of mental and physical health apps during a public health crisis’ at the Author Development Workshop of Management Information Science Quarterly (MISQ). (Online) 2021: 'Data Intimacies' presented at National Conference on Queer and Trans* Livings, Experiences and Practices organised by Sappho for Equality. (Online) 2020: 'Gender and Digital Freedom: On Representations and Stereotypes' presented at 'Ctrl Alt Del: A Workshop on Digital Freedom and Online Safety' (Invited Speaker). This workshop was organised by Point of View, Mumbai and Ebong Alaap, Kolkata. 2019: ’Re-Imagining the Future: Addressing Inherent Biases in Artificial Intelligence’ presented at reconference - rethink, reimagine, reboot organized by CREA (Creating Resources for Empowerment in Action) in Kathmandu, Nepal. Received a scholarship from CREA for attending the conference. 2018: ‘The Algorithm of Desire’ presented at Young People's Sexuality: Issues in Contemporary West Bengal organized by Ebong Alaap in Calcutta, India. 2017: 'The Prince’s Mirror Image: The Trace of Allegory in Games and Texts’ presented at International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS) International Conference for Social Sciences and Humanities in Rome, Italy. 2016: Contagion of Reality: The Cheater and the Nihilist in Modern Gaming’ presented at Work and Play: An Interdisciplinary Conference, organized by Futureworks School of Art and Design, Manchester, UK.
2020-2021: Invited Column, Anadabazar Patrika.
Books/Book Chapters: 
‘Hot and Cool Media Theory’ in The Sage International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society (2019). Contemplating Death: A Study on Video Games and the Culture of Death in New Directions in Media, eds. Islam and Roy. (Delhi: Bloomsbury, 2015) New Directions in Media, eds. Islam and Roy. (Delhi: Bloomsbury, 2015). ISBN: 9789384898816
Research Interests: 
Stories, culture and technology.