Vidhi Chaudhri is Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam where she teaches in the International Bachelor in…
Vidhi Chaudhri is Assistant Professor in the Department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam where she teaches in the International Bachelor in Communication and Media (IBCoM), Master Media & Business (M&B), and supervises MA theses.
Her teaching and research interests span a variety of topics in organizational communication and public relations, including corporate social responsibility (CSR), crisis communication and corporate reputation, social-mediated corporate communication, organizational rhetoric, and digital activism. Driven by her interest in bridging academic and industry, her approach to teaching and research combines conceptual knowledge with an applied perspective. Besides, she facilitates interactive workshops for students and professionals.
Vidhi has a doctorate in organizational communication from Purdue University, USA. Her dissertation examining the meanings and manifestations of corporate social responsibility (CSR) among organizations in India was supported by a competitive grant from the Purdue Research Foundation (PRF). Her work is published in peer-reviewed journals such as Management Communication Quarterly, Public Relations Review, The Journal of Corporate Citizenship, International Journal of Business Communication, and Corporate Communication: A International Journal, among others. She is co-author of several book chapters and business case studies. Most recently, she is co-author of Corporate Communication through Social Media: Strategies for Managing Reputation (published by SAGE).
Before joining EUR in 2012, Vidhi 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, and facilitated sessions in executive education programs. A native of India, Vidhi studied history at Delhi University and worked as a public relations consultant with 20:20 MEDIA (now 2020 MSL) and a voice-over specialist at India’s national television network.
J. Wang & V. Chaudhri (2009). Corporate social responsibility engagement and communication by Chinese companies. Public Relations Review, 35, 247-250.
V. Chaudhri & J. Fyke (2008). Rhetoric in hostile diplomatic situations: A case study of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s rhetoric during his 2007 U.S. visit. Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, 4, 317-330.
V. Chaudhri & J. Wang (2007). Communicating corporate social responsibility on the Internet: A case study of the top 100 IT companies in India. Management Communication Quarterly, 21, 232-247.
A. Kaul & V. Chaudhri (2017). Corporate Communication through Social Media: Strategies for Managing Reputation. New Delhi, India: SAGE
V. Chaudhri & A. Kaul (2018). Digital activism: NGOs leveraging social media to influence/challenge CSR. In A. Lindgreen, V. Joëlle, M. François & R. Watkins (Eds.), Digital Social Responsibility (pp. 277-290). United Kingdom: Routledge
M. Elmasry & V. Chaudhri (2010). The press as agent of cultural repair: A textual analysis of news coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings. In T..W. Coombs (Ed.), The handbook of crisis communication (Handbooks in communication and media) (pp. 141-158). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell
M. Opitz, V. Chaudhri & Y. Wang (2017). Employee Social-Mediated Crisis Communication as Opportunity or Threat? In Prceedings of the 2nd Symposium of the Reputation Research Centre
A. Kaul & V. Chaudhri (2018). All aboard the Metro Rail? LTMRHL's campaign for stakeholder support.