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I am Senior Lecturer in Cultural Industries at the University of Glasgow. Prior to this I was Senior Lecturer in Global Communication and Development at Loughborough University where I am currently Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Media and Creative Industries. I am also a Visiting Senior Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the London School of Economics. I have also been a Visiting Faculty Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and Fordham University.

As an ethnographer my work cuts across several disciplines with particular interests in communication and social change, cultural industries, protest culture, queer politics and South Asia. I have also held academic roles at the University of Southampton, University of the Arts London, University of Sussex, University of West London and University of Westminster.

I have received external grants from the AHRC, British Academy, Carnegie Trust, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Royal Society for Asian Affairs, EPSRC and the Wellcome Trust. I have published in the areas of queer cultures, Indian cinema, creative labour, South Asian visual cultures and cultural politics.

I am currently working on several book length projects on India's cultural industries, transnational cinema, queer migration and COVID assemblages in South Asia.



Current Research

Cross Border Queers: The Story of South Asian Migrants in the UK

Collaborative project with Dr Churnjeet Mahn (Strathclyde University). Funded by the British Academy.

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2011 - 2015

University of the Arts London

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

2012 - 2013

University of West London

PGCert in Teaching and Learning in HE

2009 - 2010

University of Westminster

Master of Arts (MA)

2006 - 2009

Jadavpur University

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Honours


Framing the Nation: Citizenship, Conflict and the Media in India (2021-2022)

Collaborative project with Professor John Downey (Loughborough), Professor Vinod Pavarala (Hyderabad), Dr Madhavi Ravikumar (Hyderabad) and Anjali Lal Gupta (Hyderabad). Funded by the AHRC

Imagining Imperial Formations: India’s Culture Industries

Collaborative book project with Dr Amrita Ghosh (Lund), Dr Bhakti Shringarpure (Connecticut) and Aruni Kashyap (Georgia). Contracted with Fairleigh Dickinson University Press

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