Ronit Ghosh

Ronit Ghosh
Co-director, South Asian Music Ensemble
Cohort Year: 2018
Research Interests: Bengali studies, Indian film and media cultures, sound studies, media/critical theory, popular music studies, ethnomusicology, media-archaeology, adhunik Bangla gaan (the modern Bengali song), and radio/gramophone studies
Education: MA, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi; MA, Erasmus Mundus M.A Program, Europe


I am interested in tracking the evolution in modes of musical listening and the cultural assumptions that guide listening and performance practice in Bengal during the early decades of the 20th century, especially with the entry of radio and gramophone. I intend to study how media-ecologies and technological equipment influence and shape musical thought in 20th century India.  My larger interests lie in the fields of aesthetic philosophy, media-theory, sound studies and popular music studies. I come to UChicago after having completed an Erasmus Masters in media-arts and aesthetics across four countries in Europe.  

Teaching Experience

Second Year Hindi, Course Assistant (Spring 2019)
First Year Hindi, Course Assistant (Autumn 2019)