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Gaana J

Assistant Professor, Business Communication

Dr Gaana is an Assistant Professor in the area of Business Communication at IIM Jammu. She has been involved in higher education teaching, research, and academic administration since 2009. Her core research areas are in the fields of language pedagogy, cultural studies, narratives and storytelling. She has also completed training and development projects in effective reading and writing for freshmen engineers at leading Electronics and Communications companies.


She completed her doctoral work from University of Madras in the area of Postcolonial Studies and specifically on the Indian Ocean Hydrographies of Amitav Ghosh in his Ibis Trilogy. Her MPhil from University of Hyderabad, in the field of storytelling, studies the ‘textual refraction’ of Sandman narratives.

She has previously taught at Christ University, and Alliance University, Bangalore. She has been actively involved in development, design, and implementation of curriculum for English language and literary studies for undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

Gaana harbors a keen interest in forging her areas of research in reading narrative fiction and storytelling with emerging languages of work and professional communication. A trained musician, she also engages with Carnatic music at its interstitial existence of caste and gender.

PhD (English), 2021, University of Madras

MPhil (English), 2012, University of Hyderabad

MA (English), 2009, University of Hyderabad

BA (English Literature, Communicative English, Psychology), 2007, Christ College, Bangalore University

  • IIM Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir (September 2022 to present)
  • Alliance University, Bangalore (December 2021-September 2022)
  • Christ University, Bangalore (June 2012-December 2021)


  • Jayagopalan, G. & (2022). Teaching through Urban Sensorium: Urban Spatiality as Smart Learning Environment.. Smart Learning Environment, 9(1), (Scopus)
  • Jayagopalan, G. (2022). Cultural Memory and Performance: Representation of Mnemic Knowledge in Amitav Ghosh’s River of Smoke. IUP Journal of English Studies, 17(2), 88-100. (Scopus)
  • Jayagopalan, G. (2021). Affective geographies and the anthropocene: Reading shubhangi Swarup’s latitudes of longing. Journal of Dharma, 46(2), 165-182. (Scopus)
  • Jayagopalan, G. (2020). 'Amphibious historiography': Reading samanth subramanian's following fish: Travels around the indian coast (2010) through the actor-network theory. Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities, 12(3), 252-261. (Scopus)
  • Jayagopalan, G. (2020). At the Interface of Colonial Knowing and Unknowing: A Critical Reading of the Golden Camellia Plot-Line in Amitav Ghosh’s River of Smoke.. South Asian Review,
  • Jayagopalan, G. (2016). Orality and the Archive: Teaching the partition of India through Oral Histories.. Radical Teacher,
  • Jayagopalan, G. (2014). EC(H) onarrating stories: Ecological thought and metanarrativity in folktales. Journal of Dharma, 39(1), 71-84. (Scopus)
  • Jayagopalan, G. (2012). Visual Culture, Spectatorship and Humanitarian Disaster: Vanni Eli and the Representation of the Sri Lankan Civil War. Journal of Creative Communication, 7(1-2), 121-134. (Scopus)
  • Jayagopalan, G. (2022). Spatial Pathologies: The Biopolitics of Disease, Death, and the Caste-Body in Ananthamurthy’s Samskara: A Rite for a Dead Man., Pandemics and Epidemics in Cultural Representation, (pp. 137-150 ). Springer Nature, Singapore
  • Jayagopalan, G. & Srinivas, V. (2022). Negotiating Open Access: Ethical Positions and Perspectives, Handbook of Research on the Global View of Open Access and Scholarly Communication (pp. 356-369 ). IGI Global
  • Professional Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Cultural Studies
  • Society, Culture, and Business
  • Academic and Research Writing
  • Technology and Language


The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Strategic-Leadership Program for Department Chairs, supported by United Board, Hong Kong, and Christ University, Bangalore.

National Eligibility Test, English, University Grants Commission, India, 2011.

Reviewer for Journal of Creative Communication, The Explicator, and Postcolonial Text