office hours

  • Dr. Farmer is currently on leave this semester.




  • Comparative democratic practice
  • International relations
  • Development issues
  • Asian politics
  • Comparative media policies

Victoria Farmer

Assistant Professor of

Political Science & International Relations

Wadsworth 8A
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Victoria Farmer has been a member of the Geneseo facutly since 2006.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., Political Science, specializations in Comparative Politics, International Relations, and South Asian Studies; University of Pennsylvania,
  • B.A., South Asian Civilization Studies, Social Science Collegiate Division; University of Chicago


  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Visiting Professor, South Asian Politics; Old Dominion University (2005-06)

Publications and Professional Activities

  • "Depicting the Nation: Media Politics in Independent India.” Francine R. Frankel et al., eds, Transforming India: Social and Political Dynamics of a Democracy. New Delhi: Oxford University Press
  • Editor, The Future of Nuclear Weapons: A US-India Dialogue, proceedings of a conference held at The Wharton Sinkler Conference Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 5-8, 1997. Philadelphia: Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania.
  • “Mass Media, Images and Mobilization.” In David Ludden, Editor, Contesting the Nation: Religion, Community, and the Politics of Democracy in India, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Simultaneously published as Making India Hindu: Democracy, Nationalism and Majoritarian Communalism, New Delhi: Oxford University Press. Second edition 2004.