Dr. Elja Roy
Elja Roy is an Assistant Professor of Film in the Department of Communication and Film at the University of Memphis. She earned her Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Minnesota in summer 2021. Elja finished her master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Calcutta. Her research brings production-based case studies to explores the intersection of environmental communication and ecocinema. She has conducted field research in the Pacific North-West, Minnesota, Illinois, India, and Bangladesh. Her doctoral dissertation, “Art, Activism and Sundarbans: A case study of Ecomusical Environmental Movement through Film” is half-written and half a documentary film, “Musical Mangrove.” It examines an artistic environmental movement involving multicultural ethnic groups and minorities in the Global South through community-based co-productions. Currently, Elja is working on the postproduction of a documentary film and pre-production of a narrative film. Roy also taught Video Production at the University of Minnesota and Critical Media Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota.