Daivata Patil (She/Her)
Media Educator & Researcher. Global Citizen. Public Speaker. Co-founder of NGO working towards empowering women
Daivata Patil is currently associated as a faculty member with Department of Communication and Journalism, University of Mumbai since 2008.
Also associated with Onjal Arts Productions as Creative Producer since 2016, she produced a Marathi feature film ‘Barayan’ that theatrically released in Jan 2018 all over Maharashtra and was very well received by the audiences.
Her talks are a combination of theory and practice. Being in media teaching for more than a decade and also working closely with the media industry gives an added edge to her personality.
Keen to understand communication through language, she pursued her PhD in translation studies. Understanding gender usage in the texts, culturally conditioned words, textual analysis, visual narratology, visual aesthetics and studying cinema audiences are her research interest areas.
She had won best research paper award by The Academy of Business and Retail Management, UK in for her study on use of colors by marketers to communicate with consumers. She is recognised as 'Most inspiring woman of the earth' by Swarna Bharat Parivar and IIU, India. She was felicitated by Lokmat (a leading Marathi language print media) for her contribution in teaching. Her film was selected at the prestigious Third Eye Asian Film Festival.
She believes there is a strong need to bridge the gap between industry and academia and therefore she works closely with industry via various institutional platforms.
She is also currently associated with Africa Asia Global Scholars Network, UK, as Assistant Director, Research and Technical. She is India Director of Strategy and Planning at Global 100 Media Arts and Communication Chair and also the Maharashtra State President, Women's Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for their Information and Broadcasting Council.
She is also on the Executive Board of Public Relations Society of India, Mumbai Chapter.
Her command over three languages, domain knowledge, in-depth reading, strong socio-cultural understanding, and the ability to empathise with the listener makes her an excellent orator.
She has already been invited as a speaker by various academic institutions and industry across India.