Anis Rahman

Ph.D., Simon Fraser University
M.A., Goldsmiths, University of London
M.S.S. University of Rajshahi

Office: CMU 340D
Twitter: @anis_media

Dr. Anis Rahman is an Assistant Teaching Professor in technology and society stream in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington, Seattle. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication from Simon Fraser University and an M.A. in Television Journalism from Goldsmiths, University of London with a Chevening Award.

Anis’s current research explores the intersection of geopolitics, advanced information and communication technologies, and global media discourses, focusing on the emerging space industries. His broader research interests surround geopolitics of disinformation, Chinese Digital Silk Road, and South Asian media, politics, and cultures, among other domains. His work has appeared in First Monday, Media, Culture & Society, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Asian Journal of Communication, Media Asia, and in authoritative volumes published by Routledge. Anis has also coedited an open access book, Public Service Media Initiatives in the Global South (2016, SFU Library Digital Publishing).

Anis is a member of the Sustaining the Knowledge Commons research team at the University of Ottawa. Before joining UW Communication, Anis taught a variety of communications and research method courses at Simon Fraser University, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh.


  • COM 200 Introduction to Communication
  • COM 302 The Cultural Impact of Information Technology
  • COM 383 Qualitative Communication Research Methods
  • COM 495 Special Topics In Communication (Money & Power in International Communications)

Journal articles

  • Al-Rawi, A., & Rahman, A. (2020). Manufacturing rage: The Russian Internet Research Agency’s political astroturfing on social media. First Monday25(9).  Open access
  • Rahman, A. (2020). A political history of state-broadcasting in South Asia and Bangladesh. Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture, 11(2), 207-225. 
  • Rahman, A. (2020). The Politico-commercial nexus and its implications for television industries in Bangladesh and South Asia. Media, Culture & Society. 
  • Andaleeb, S. S., & Rahman, A. (2015). Television News in Bangladesh: Intersection of Market-oriented Journalism and Perceived Credibility. Asian Journal of Communication, 25(2), 162-177. 
  • Andaleeb, S. S., Rahman, A., Rajeb, M., Akter, N., & Gulshan, S. (2015). Credibility of TV News in a Developing Country: The Case of Bangladesh. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 89(1), 73-90. 

Book chapters

  • Rahman, A., Reza, S., & Haq. F. (2017). The politico-commercial nexus and the broadcast policy reform in Bangladesh. In S. Udupa & S. McDowell (Eds.), Media as politics in South Asia (pp. 110-126). London: Routledge.  
  • Rahman, A. (2016). Print and electronic media. In A. Riaz & M. S. Rahman (Eds.), Routledge handbook of contemporary Bangladesh (pp. 325-339). London: Routledge.

Edited book and book chapters within

  • Rahman, A., & G. F. Lowe (Eds.). (2016), Public Service Media Initiatives in the Global South. Burnaby: SFU Library Digital Publishing. Open access
  • Rahman, A. (2016). Introduction: Public service media initiatives in the Global South. In A. Rahman & G. F. Lowe (Eds.), Public Service Media Initiatives in the Global South (3-16). Burnaby: SFU Library Digital Publishing. 
  • Rahman, A. (2016). Public media initiatives in Bangladesh: Politics and prospects. In A. Rahman & G. F. Lowe (Eds.), Public Service Media Initiatives in the Global South (pp. 21-35). Burnaby: SFU Library Digital Publishing.

Research in progress

  • Research series 1. Geopolitics and media coverage of global communications technologies
  • Research series 2. Critical pedagogy and labor in higher education during the pandemic