Undrah Baasanjav, Ph.D.

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Thank you for visiting. I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Mass Communications at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Visit me during my office hours: MW 130-3 and TTh 1230-2 or by appointment (Fall 2019)
or contact me by tel: (618) 650 5687 or email: ubaasan(at)siue.edu.


At SIUE, I teach MC 500: Mass Communication Theory, MC 441: Advanced Digital Media, MC 327: Design and Writing for Digital Media, MC 451 Research Methods and newly designed MC 456: Identity and Emerging Media.

These courses allow students explore theoretical approaches and practical applications of digital media. In my classes, students create web sites, blogs and multimedia projects that examine various media issues ranging from security and anonymity of the internet to the ownership and aesthetical appeals of digital media.

I also taught at Temple and Michigan Technological Universities courses like Information Society, Communication & Development and Future of TV.


I research international domain names, internet governance, digital television transition, digital divide, information privacy, and the gender aspects of online gaming. Below are the links to my recently published journal articles:

Baasanjav, U., Fernback, J., and Pan, X. (2019). A critical discourse analysis of privacy and the human flesh search engine. Media Asia. doi: 10.1080/01296612.2019.1626116

Baasanjav, U. (2017). Language rights and international domain names. Journal of Cyber Policy, 2 (3). 377-88. doi: 10.1080/23738871.2017.1402941

Baasanjav, U. (2017). The Media Convergence Blog Project. Teaching Media Quarterly, 5 (1).

Baasanjav, U. (2016). The public interest and transition to digital television in Mongolia. International Journal of Digital Television, 7 (1), 7-23.

Baasanjav, U. (2014). Linguistic diversity on the Internet: Arabic, Chinese and Cyrillic script top-level domain names. Telecommunications Policy, 38 (11). 961-69. doi: 10.1016/j.telpol.2014.03.005.

Baasanjav, U. (2013). Incorporating the experiential learning cycle into online classes. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching. 9(4), 575-589.

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I serve the University Community on the Faculty Senate, the Advisory Board to Morris University Center, Graduate School's R &D Committee and SIUE Chess Club.

I serve the department as a web master and Mass Communications Week organizer. Mass Comm Week event in 2015, for example, brought to campus 18 speakers including Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Jim Forbes of Saint Louis Dispatch, Editor-in-Chief of Ouest-France Vincent Jarnigon, and investigative journalist Violette Lazard of Le Nouvel Observateur, France.

I also review (on an ad-hoc basis) for journals New Media and Society, Information, Communication, and Society, The Journal of Information Technology and Politics, The Asian Journal of Communication and Europe-Asia Journal.