Vidhi Chaudhri PhD
Vidhi Chaudhri has recently been appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Before moving here, she was Assistant Professor in Communication at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) where she taught courses in organizational change, analytical writing, and spoken business communication.
Vidhi has a doctorate in organizational communication from Purdue University, USA. Using a metatheoretical lens of social constructionism, her dissertation examined the meanings and manifestations of corporate social responsibility (CSR) among organizations in India. The project was supported by a competitive grant from the Purdue Research Foundation (PRF). Her research interests include corporate social responsibility, globalization, crisis communication, and organizational rhetoric, and she has published in Management Communication Quarterly, Public Relations Review, The Journal of Corporate Citizenship, and The Handbook of Crisis Communication.
A native of India, Vidhi studied history at Delhi University and worked as a public relations consultant with 20:20 MEDIA (now 2020 MSL) before moving to the US to get her Masters and Doctorate (both from Purdue University).