Dr Eric Saranovitz has a broad and diverse background in international media, journalism and communication—both as a scholar and a practitioner. He earned his PhD in Media Studies from the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. He received his MA in Communication and Journalism from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel and his BA in Comparative Religion from Amherst College. He is currently the Associate Dean at the School of Convergence (SOC), Delhi. Before he joined SOC, Eric worked as an Instructor of Media Studies at NYU and as an Assistant Professor in International Communication at Denison University—an elite college in central Ohio.
Among the many honours he has received for his academic research, Eric was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship for his research on the Israeli national media system. Eric’s research interests and teaching have been focused on developments in media technologies, national and international media industries, globalization, national identity, and documentary production.
In addition to his academic passion for understanding developments in electronic and print media, Dr Saranovitz has held a wide variety of positions in the media and communications industry as well. Before beginning his PhD, Eric worked as a marketing communications consultant in Tel Aviv, advising start-up high tech companies on their international marketing campaigns and web design during the dot-com boom of the 1990s. He also worked as an assistant correspondent in the Jerusalem bureau of the Japanese broadcaster, NHK. To add to his diverse experiences, Eric also served as a Combat Medic in the Israeli Defense Force.
A gifted writer, Eric has taught courses in expository writing and has worked as a writing consultant in New York City, helping aspiring journalists, writers, and filmmakers develop their skills and find their voice. His expertise as a writer was developed in part through the various positions he has held over the years in public relations firms in both Boston and New York City.