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Ph.D. Student, University of Maryland

Prashanth Bhat has worked for leading international media organizations including China Central Television-America, National Geographic Channel, and Voice of America. He began his career as a junior reporter at TV9, a local television station in Hyderabad, India. He then went on to work for Deccan Chronicle, South India’s largest circulated English daily and freelanced for The Times of India. In 2015, he worked as a short-term consultant with the World Bank Group. More recently, he was a research intern at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University where he studied discursive strategies of white nationalists on Twitter.

Bhat holds a bachelor’s degree in communication and journalism from Osmania University in India and an MA from American University in Washington, D.C. Currently a doctoral student at Philip Merrill College of Journalism in the University of Maryland-College Park, Prashanth studies online hate speech, right-wing politics and media, and online political expressions.


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    Ph.D. Student, University of Maryland