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Research areas

The SMCS undertakes research in the following broad areas:

  • Film and Television Studies
  • Documentary Film and Media Representation
  • Media Censorship
  • Media Representation of Marginalised Groups
  • Urbanism, Gender and Public Space
  • Globalisation, Sexuality and Questions of Representation
  • Young Women and Feminism
  • Political Economy of Media
  • Participatory Media Democratic Decentralisation
  • Micro- Level Planning and Local Self Governance
  • Globalisation and its implications for culture
  • New Media and ICTs
  • Community Media
  • Digital Cultures
  • Regional Cinemas of India
  • Independent and Art Cinema
  • Popular Visual Culture
  • Film Production and Distribution
  • Transnational Film Cultures
  • Cinephilia and Film Festivals
  • Working class and media representations
  • Feminist Media Studies
  • Journalism Studies
  • Politics of Knowledge Production
  • Academic Mobilities
  • Research Cultures
  • Digital Cultures

M.Phil/Ph.D Thesis

MA Dissertation

Publications

Books:

  • Anjali Monteiro, K.P. Jayasankar and Amit Rai (eds), DigiNaka: Subaltern Politics and Digital Media in Post-Capitalist India, Orient Blackswan, 2020.
  • Jayasankar, KP and Anjali Monteiro, A Fly in the Curry-Independent Documentary in India, Sage 2016
  • Phadke, Shilpa, (with Sameera Khan and Shilpa Ranade) ‘Why Loiter, Women and Risk on Mumbai Streets’, New Delhi: Penguin, March 4, 2011.

Papers in Books and Journals:

  • Kaur, Harmanpreet ‘At Home in the World: Co-productions and Indian Alternative Cinema’ in Bioscope: South Asian Screen Studies, Vol 11 Issue 2, December 2020, Sage Journals
  • Anjali Monteiro and K.P. Jayasankar, Mumbai Sub-versions: The Place of Affect in Digital Video Activism, in Monteiro, A. et al (eds) DigiNaka: Subaltern Politics and Digital Media in Post-Capitalist India, Orient Blackswan, 2020
  • Shilpa Phadke, Defending Frivolous Fun: Feminist Acts of Claiming Public Spaces in South Asia, South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 2020 DOI: 10.1080/00856401.2020.1703245
  • Shilpa Phadke, Isolated Bubbles: Reflections on Performing New Motherhood on Facebook. In Anjali Monteiro, KP Jayasankar and Amit Rai (eds.) DIGINAKA: Subaltern Politics and Digital Media in Post-Capitalist India, Orient Blackswan, 2020
  • Ullah, Faiz, Co-authoured Whose Free Wi-Fi Is It Anyway? Politics of Online Access and Rise of Digital Populism in Urban India in DIGINAKA: Subaltern Politics and Digital Media in Post-Capitalist India, 2020, Orient Blackswan
  • Ullah, Faiz, Say Something Do Something: Community Media and Social Change (in Hindi), 2020, Pratiman: Samay, Samaaj, Sanskriti, CSDS, New Delhi
  • Kanagasabai, Nithila, ‘Language, Little Magazines, and Local Feminisms: A Case Study of Magazine Cultures and the Localization of Feminist Articulations.’ In T. Holmes and M. Sternadori (Eds.) The Handbook of Magazine Studies, London: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. Inc., 2020 [ISBN: 9781119168096]
  • Kanagasabai, Nithila, Gajjala, R., Kaur, S., Ayyar, V. & Kandukuri, D. Dialogue Interlude: Centering Marginalized Feminists. In Gajjala, R. Digital Diasporas: Labor, Affect in Gendered Indian Digital Publics (pp. 91-108). UK: Rowman and Littlefield International, 2019. [ISBN: 9781783481156]
  • Shilpa Phadke (Co-author with Radhika Gajjala), Dialogue Interlude: #Why Loiter in Gajjala, R. Digital Diasporas: Labor, Affect in Gendered Indian Digital Publics, UK: Rowman and Littlefield International, 2019. Pp. 81-89. [ISBN: 9781783481156]
  • Simona Sarma and Anjali Monteiro, Cultural Production of ‘Invisible Privilege’: Critical Reflections on the Figure of Pratima Barua Pandey in Goalpariya Folk Music of Assam, Journal of Creative Communications, Volume 14, Issue 2, 2019.
  • Simona Sarma and Anjali Monteiro, Contemporary ‘Folk’ Dynamics: Shifting Visions and Meanings in the Goalpariya Folk Music of Assam, Folklore, 130:4, 331-351, 2019.
  • Ullah, Faiz, Digital Media and the Changing Nature of Labour Action in Delhi NCR, 2019, Television and New Media, Sage Journals
  • Kanagasabai, Nithila, ‘Gender and the Tamil Televisionscape.’ In M.P. Srinivasan (Ed.), Multiculturalism and the Social Fabric in Australia, America, & India, Chennai: Emerald Publishers, 2018. [ISBN: 9788179664964]
  •  Kanagasabai, Nithila, ‘In the Silences of a Newsroom: Age, Generation, and Sexism in the Indian Television Newsroom.’ In J. Keller, J. Littler and A. Winch (Eds.), An Intergenerational Feminist Media Studies: Conflicts and Connectivities, London: Routledge, 2018. [ISBN: 9781138563483]
  •  Kanagasabai, Nithila, ‘Possibilities of transformation: Women’s Studies in Tier II cities in Tamil Nadu, India’, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, Vol. 39, Issue 5, 2018. pp 709-722. https://doi.org/10.1080/01596306.2018.1448702
  • Phadke, ShilpaHow to do Feminist Mothering in Urban India? Some Reflections on the Politics of Beauty and Body Shapes’ in Aesthetic Labour: Rethinking Beauty Politics in Neoliberalism, ed by Rosalind Gill, Christina Scharff, and Ana Sofia Elias, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, p.247-261.
  • Ullah, Faiz, Co-translated Once There was a City Named Dilli (translation of Intizar Husain’s Dilli Tha Jiska Naam), 2017, Yoda Press
  • Nagesh, K V, Forked Tongue and the ‘taste of a place’: Understanding Media and Telangana (pp 79-95) in Nath and Dutta eds.Perspectives in Cultural Studies, Purbanchal Prakash, Guwahati, ISBN 978-81-7213-283-5
  • Kanagasabai, Nithila, ‘The Gendered Body in the Neoliberal Newsroom.’ In B.M. Pirani and T. Smith (Eds.). Embodiment and Cultural Differences, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016. [ISBN: 9781443894678]
  • Kanagasabai, Nithila,   In the Silences of a Newsroom: Age, Generation, and Sexism in the India Television Newsroom, Feminist Media Studies, 16(4),663-677, 2016
  • Phadke, Shilpa, (with Sameera Khan and Shilpa Ranade) ‘Invisible Women,’ in Index on Censorship, Vol. 42, Issue 40, 2013.
  • Phadke, Shilpa, ‘Unfriendly Bodies, Hostile Cities,’ in Economic and Political Weekly, September 28, 2013.
  • Phadke, Shilpa, ‘Feminist Mothering: Some Notes on Sexuality and Risk from Urban India,’ in South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, Vol. 36. Issue 1, 2013, pp.92-106.
  • Phadke, Shilpa, ‘Traversing The City: Some gendered questions of access in Mumbai,’ in Nihal Perera and Wing-Shing Tang (eds.) Transforming Asian Cities: Intellectual Impasse, Asianizing Space, and Emerging Translocalities, London: Routledge, 2013.
  • Phadke, Shilpa, ‘But I Can’t Carry a Condom! Young Women, Risk and Sexuality in the Time of Globalisation,’ in Sanjay Srivastava (ed.) The Sexualities Reader: Oxford India Studies on Contemporary Society, Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012.
  • Phadke, Shilpa, ‘The Gendered Usage of Public Space,’ in Lora Prabhu and Sara Pilot (eds.) The Fear that Stalks: Gender Based Violence in Public Spaces, New Delhi: Zubaan, 2012.
  • Phadke, Shilpa, “And When She Roared” in Westerly, Vol 56, No. 2, November 2011, pp. 43-47.
  • Monteiro A. and K.P. Jayasankar, ‘A New Pair of Scissors – the Draft Cinematograph Bill 2010,’ in Economic and Political Weekly, July 17, 2010.
  • Monteiro A. and K.P. Jayasankar, Imaging Mumbai,’ in Vimal Shah and Pankaj Joshi (eds.) Revisioning Mumbai, Mumbai: Asiatic Society, 2010.
  • Phadke Shilpa, ‘If Women Could Risk Pleasure: Reinterpreting Violence in Public Space’ in Bishakha Datta (ed.) Degrees of Justice: New perspectives on violence against women in India, New Delhi: Zubaan, 2010.
  • Jayasankar, K.P. and Monteiro, A., ‘Jai Ho Shanghai: The Invisible Poor in Slumdog Millionaire,’ in Kaldor, Mary et al (eds.) Global Civil Society Yearbook of the London School of Economics, 2009, London: Sage, 2009. Also reproduced in Mumbai Reader, UDRI, 2009.
  • Phadke Shilpa, (with Shilpa Ranade and Sameera Khan), ‘Why Loiter? Radical Possibilities for Gendered Dissent’ in Melissa Butcher and Selvaraj Velayutham (eds.) Cultural Resistance and Dissent in Asia’s Cities, London: Routledge, 2009.
  • Phadke, Shilpa (with Shilpa Ranade and Sameera Khan) ‘Who’s Having Fun’ in First Proof: The Penguin Book of New Writing from India 5, New Delhi: Penguin, 2009, p.42-49.
  • Phadke, Shilpa, ‘Insider-Outsider: The Vexed Questions of Access to Public Space’, in Mumbai Reader ’08, Mumbai: UDRI, 2009, p.276-281.
  • Phadke, Shilpa, ‘These Mumbai Streets…’ in Mumbai Reader ’08, Mumbai: UDRI, 2009, p.282-287.
  • Sawant Mukund, ‘Tendulkar School’ in Mukund Tanksale (eds.) Tendulkar Ase Tendulkar Tase, Mumbai: Majestic Publications, 2009.
  • Phadke Shilpa, ‘Dangerous Liaisons: Women and Men; Risk and Reputation in Mumbai’, in Economic & Political Weekly, Vol.42 No.17, 28, 2007.
  • Phadke Shilpa, ‘Re-mapping the Public: Gendered Spaces in Mumbai’, in Madhavi Desai (ed.), Gender and the Built Environment, New Delhi: Zubaan, 2007.

Monographs:

  • Monteiro, A. , Manual for Curriculum Enhancement, UNDP, Ethiopia, 2009

Other Publications:

  • Monteiro, Anjali, Book Review: The phobic and the erotic: the politics of sexualities in contemporary India, Culture, Health & Sexuality, Volume 12 Issue 3, 343, July 27, 2009.
  • Phadke, Shilpa, ‘Objects of Desire’ in India Today, December 7, 2009, pp.58-65.
  • Phadke Shilpa, (with Shilpa Ranade and Sameera Khan) ‘Entry Restricted: Open Public Spaces in Mumbai’, in Indian Architect and Builder, 22(5), 90–93, January 2009.
  • Phadke, Shilpa, ‘If Women Could Risk Pleasure: Reinterpreting Violence in Public Space’ in Bishakha Datta (ed) Nine Degrees of Justice: New perspectives on violence against women in India, New Delhi: Zubaan, 2010.
  • Monteiro, A. and K.P. Jayasankar, Like Here Like There, Himal South Asian, October 2011
  • Ullah, Faiz, Book Review: Taking Issue & Allah’s Answer: Shikwa & Jawaab-E-Shikwaa by Mustansir Dalvi, 2012, Book Review India
  • Ullah, FaizBook Review: City Adrift: A Short Biography of Bombay by Naresh Fernandes, 2014, Book Review India
  • Ullah, Faiz, Book Review:The Song of the Shirt: Cheap Clothes Across Continents and Centuries by Jeremy Seabrook, 2015, Book Review India
  • Ullah, Faiz,  Book Review: Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India by Akshaya Mukul, 2016, Book Review India
  • Ullah, Faiz, Book Review:An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Radicalism: Growing Up Muslim in India by Neyaz Farooquee, 2018, Biblio: A Review of Books
  • Ullah, Faiz, Citizenship of Photography, 2019, Art India
  • Ullah, Faiz, Book Review: Towards People’s Cinema: Independent Documentary and its Audience in India by Kasturi Basu and Dwaipayan Banerjee, 2018, The Tribune
  • Ullah, Faiz, “Screening out the Public: Cinema and the City” in Raiot. October, 2016.
  • Ullah, Faiz, Review of Karan Mahajan’s The Association of Small Bombs in The Wire. October 2016.
  • Phadke, Shilpa, ‘Freedom without binaries, without borders’, Live Mint, 04 February 2017.
  • Phadke, Shilpa, ‘Women too have the Right to Fun’, Mint, January 19, 2017.
  • Phadke, Shilpa, ‘Taking it to the Streets’, Indian Express, January 08, 2017.