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Rajiv George Aricat
Rajiv George Aricat
Assistant Professor (Grade – I)
  • General Management


  • Ph.D.: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2016)
  • M. Phil.: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  • MCJ (Communication & Journalism): University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram

Teaching Areas

  • Business Communication, Business Ethics

National/ International Teaching/ Research Experiences

  • Research Fellow (2017-19): Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Research Associate (2014-17): Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Content developer /sub editor in online media houses in New Delhi (2005-09).

Research Areas

  • Social construction of technology, Information Communication Technology (ICT) and development, Domestic migration in India, International migration, Intercultural communication

Current Research Interests:

  • Migration, Acculturation, ICT adoption, Qualitative Methods

Publications/ Articles/ Cases

  • Aricat, R., & Ling, R. (2018). Mobile communication and low-skilled migrants' acculturation to cosmopolitan Singapore. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
  • Selected Journal Papers:
  • Zhan, S., Aricat, R., & Zhou, M. (forthcoming). New dynamics of multinational migration: Chinese and Indian migrants in Singapore and Los Angeles. Geographical Research. Special Issue co-edited by Anju Mary Paul and Brenda Yeoh. doi:10.1111/1745-5871.12397
  • Aricat, R., & Ling, R. (2018). Collective appropriation and cooperative uses of mobile telephony among Burmese fishers. Information Development, 34(5), 433-446. doi:10.1177/0266666917719116
  • Aricat, R. (2018). Effacing the dilemma of the rumoring subject: A value-oriented approach towards studying misinformation on social media. Journal of Human Values, 28(1), 56-65. doi:10.1177/0971685817733576
  • Ling, R., Oreglia, E., Aricat, R., ... Lwin, M. (2015). The use of mobile phones among trishaw operators in Myanmar. International Journal of Communication, 9, 3583-3600.
  • Aricat, R., Karnowski, V., & Chib, A. (2015). Mobile phone appropriation and migrant acculturation: A case study of an Indian community in Singapore. International Journal of Communication, 9, 2221-2242.
  • Aricat, R. (2015). Mobile/social media use for political purposes among migrant laborers in Singapore. Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 12(1), 18-36. doi:10.1080/19331681.2014.994156
  • Selected Book Chapters:
  • Ling, R., Panchapakesan, C., Aricat, R., ... Lwin, M. (2017). Mobile communication in Myanmar. In G. Goggin & M. MacLelland (Eds.), The Routledge companion to global internet histories. London: Routledge.
  • Aricat, R., & Ling, R. (2016). Civic engagement in Myanmar: The promise and threat of mobile communication and the internet. In R. Wei (Ed.), Mobile media, political participation and civic activism in Asia: Private chat to public communication (pp. 123-142). Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands. doi:10.1007/978-94-024-0917-8_7
  • Selected Conference and Symposium Presentations:
  • Zhan, S., & Aricat, R. (2019, June). Integration and precarity: Comparing Chinese and Indian immigrants and local-born citizens in Singapore. Paper presented at International Metropolis Conference, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Chua, A. Y. K., Aricat, R., & Goh, D. (2017, September). Message content in the life of rumors: Comparing three rumor types. Paper presented at the Twelfth International Conference on Digital Information Management, Fukuoka, Japan. Available at
  • Aricat, R. (2012, October). Content regulation and freedom of expression on internet: A comparison between India and Singapore. In Y. Yoon (Chair), Connecting and disconnecting in new communication environments. Third honors symposium for Asian PhD students in Communication research, held at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.


  • 2011: Top-three paper award in the Honors symposium for Asian PhD students in Communication research, jointly organized by Nanyang Technological University, City University of Hong Kong, Yonsei University (Seoul) and Korea University (Seoul).