Arvind Singhal

Arvind Singhal is a Professor of Communication and Director of the Social Justice Initiative at the University of Texas at El Paso and the William J. Clinton Distinguished Fellow at the University of Arkansas. Professor Singhal has received over $4 million in grants from institutions including the Ford Foundation. He earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delhi, M.A. in Radio-TV Film from Bowling Green State University, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication Theory and Research from the University of Southern California.

Professor Singhal researches social change and the use of entertainment-education to spur social movements.

Representative Publications

Durá, Lucía, Laurel J. Felt, and Arvind Singhal. “What counts? For whom?: Cultural beacons and unexpected areas of programmatic impact.” Evaluation and Program Planning 44 (2014): 98-109.

Singhal, Arvind. “Introduction: Fairy tales to digital games: the rising tide of entertainment education.” Critical Arts 27.1 (2013): 1-8.

Papa, Michael J., and Arvind Singhal. “How entertainment-education programmes promote dialogue in support of social change.” Journal of Creative Communications 4.3 (2009): 185-208.


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