Gloria is a Senior Lecturer in Journalism and a media researcher, with a special interest in Community and Participatory Media, Media and Migrants, Ethnicity, Gender, Citizen Journalism, and Media History. Gloria holds a PhD on ‘The Evolution of British Asian Radio in England: 1960 - 2004’ from Bournemouth University. Her doctoral thesis explores why and how British Asian radio broadcasting started in England and how is it fulfilling the needs of the British Asian immigrant listener communities.
Gloria is also a community radio practitioner. She produces and presents a weekly two-hour live radio show Suhaana Safar (meaning A beautiful Journey) on Saturdays on Southampton’s Asian and Ethnic Community Radio Station, Unity 101.1FM, where she has also served as a ‘Deputy Station Manager’. Gloria is an experienced print and broadcast journalist and has worked for international media including Zee News India and American Public radio programmes FSRN, AARP Radio’s Prime Time Postscript, Sound Medicine, KCRW's UnFictional.
She is a former Associate Editor for the Journal of Radio & Audio Media; this international academic research journal covers a range of research topics related to radio, audio and all the associated platforms.
Gloria has also served as an elected Council Board Member at the Community Media Association, UK.
Prior to joining the BU, Gloria has worked at the University of West London, Southampton Solent University, University of Northampton and University of Pune.