Profile picture of Cecilia Sumita Louis

Cecilia Sumita Louis

Doctoral Candidate
Office: 210 Allen Hall
City: Eugene


Sumita Louis is a teaching fellow and doctoral candidate at the School of Journalism & Communication (SOJC), University of Oregon, Eugene. She studies audience behavior on social networks and contributes to research on India's National Telecom policy frameworks and media businesses.

Sumi has presented her research work at SOJC's "What is Life?" conference (What is? 2017, Portland), Association of Internet Researchers conference (AoIR 2018, Montreal), and International Association for Media and Communication Researchers conference (IAMCR 2019, Madrid). In her previous avatars, she has worked in the broadcast, new media, mobile content and tech startup space, with stints at Gannett (USA), Times Internet (New Delhi), Rhythm New Media (USA), Canvas M-Tech Mahindra (New Delhi) and Star TV (Mumbai).



Conference paper presentations
• Louis, C. S. (2019). Two decades of India’s National Telecom Policies and impact on the digital divide. Presented at the International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Conference, Madrid.

Louis, C. S (2018). The Lurker Paradox on SNS: A Study of active and passive audiences on Facebook. Selected paper presented at the Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR) conference, Montreal.


  • Teaching Assistant (Fall 2023)— J 350 Introduction to Public Relations (PR)
  • Teaching Assistant (Spring 2022) —  J 387: Media History
  • Teaching Assistant (Winter 2022) — J 385: Communication Law
  • Teaching Assistant (Fall 2021)   —   J 385: Communication Law
  • Teaching Assistant (Spring 2021)— J 213: Fact or Fiction
  • Teaching AssistantWinter 2021  —  J 385: Communication Law
  • Teaching Assistant (Fall 2020 ) —    J 460/560: Advertising and Culture
  • Teaching Assistant (Winter 2020) —J 201: Media and Society
  • J 212 Writing for Communicators (Lab Instructor) Spring 2023
  •  J 212 Writing for Communicators (Lab Instructor) Winter 2023
  • J 201: Media and Society.  Instructor of Record (Summer 2018, 2017)