Monica Chadha joined the University of Arizona School of Journalism in spring 2022 after serving as an associate professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Before going into academia, Chadha, who hails from Mumbai, India, worked at the BBC’s India bureau. She received her undergrad and master’s degrees in India before moving to the United States and enrolling at the University of Texas at Austin for her Ph.D. Chadha teaches classes in the Journalism B.A., M.A. and Studies of Global Media programs. Her research focuses on journalists transitioning into entrepreneurs through online local news startups.