Dilip P. Gaonkar

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Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar
Born 1945
British India
Ethnicity Indian American
Citizenship United States
Alma mater University of Mumbai
University of Pittsburgh
Tufts University
Notable awards 1991: Golden Anniversary Monographs Award
1994:Golden Anniversary Monographs Award

Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar (born 1945) is an Associate Professor in Rhetoric and Public Culture and the Director of Center for Global Culture and Communication at Northwestern University. He is also the Director of Center for Transcultural Studies, an independent scholarly research network concerned with global issues[citation needed]. In 2009, Gaonkar was appointed Executive Editor of the interdisciplinary journal of cultural studies Public Culture, after being in charge of the Doxa[citation needed] section for several years.

Gaonkar has two sets of scholarly interests: the intellectual tradition of rhetoric with both its ancient roots and its contemporary mutations; and, global modernities and their impact on the political. For the former, see his essay on “The Idea of Rhetoric in the Rhetoric of Science” which was published along with 10 critical responses as book, Rhetorical Hermeneutics (edited by Alan Gross and William Keith, 1995). In the latter categories, he has edited a series of special issue of Public Culture, including Alternative Modernities (2001) New Imaginaries (2002) and Cultures of Democracy (2008).

Dilip Gaonkar is a grandson of SAPA. Gaonkar and Venkanna H. Naik. Gaonkar is married to Sally Ewing, the Assistant Dean of the School of Communication at Northwestern University.

Academic life[edit]

Goankar's doctoral thesis at the University of Pittsburgh (1984) was titled Aspects of sophistic pedagogy (1984) [1] a study in Rhetoric. His prior degrees include M.A. in Theatre (Tufts University), M.A. in Political Science (University of Bombay) and B.A. in Politics and Philosophy (Elphinstone College). He joined the 'Department of Speech Communication', University of Illinois in 1989 [2] and then the University of Wisconsin–Madison.


He has also been awarded, the National Communication Association's (NCA) Golden Anniversary Monographs Award in 1991 and 1994.[3][4]


Dilip Gaonkar has developed a few works over his career including Aspects of Sophistic Pedagogy. [5]This work was developed while he was attending the University of Pittsburgh in 1984. His dissertation covers the topics of sophists in ancient Greek philosophy, the art of politics, and the upper levels of education of rhetoric. This was Gaonkar's dissertation thesis at the University of Pittsburgh when he was working towards his Ph. D.


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