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Research Scholars

Abu Mounir 

Program: Ph.D

Year of Enrollment: 2013

Status: In progress
Thesis Topic: The Role, Relevance and Impact of Little Magazines in West Bengal in the Post-Liberalization Era

Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Anjali Monteiro

Akanksha Jain

Program: M.Phil
Thesis Title: Independent and Online: The Role of the Internet as an Alternative Production and Exhibition Platform for Short Films in India

Status: Completed

Year: 2018

Supervisor: Prof. Anjali Monteiro

Ashwini Falnikar 

Program: M.Phil
Year of Enrolment: 2012
Status: Completed
Thesis Topic: Virtually Real: An Exploration of Spatiality, Identity and Affect through Indian Women’s Blogs
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Anjali Monteiro

 

Benedict Varghese

Program: PhD
Thesis Title: Rethinking Religion, Redefining Politics: Malayalam Cinema from the 1980s to 2000 and beyond

Status: Completed

Year: 2012

Supervisor: Prof. K.P Jayshankar

Bidu Bhushan Dash

Program: Ph.D
Year of Enrolment: 2009
Status: Completed
Thesis Topic: Media for Empowerment: A Study of Community Radio Initiatives in Bundelkhand
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. K P Jayasankar

Charu Gargi

Program: Ph.D
Year of Enrolment: 2011
Status: In progress
Thesis Topic: Indian Women’s Movement and Hindi Mainstream Cinema Post 1980’s
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Anjali Monteiro

Chitra Tanwar

Program: Ph.D
Year of Enrolment: 2013
Status: In progress
Thesis Topic: Exploring Many Lives of Naxalism in Bollywood: A Study of Cinematic Representation of State, Violence & Revolution in India
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Ashwani Kumar

Faiz Ullah

Program: Ph.D
Year of Enrolment: 2011
Status: In progress
Thesis Topic: Hegemony and Resistance: Mainstream Media and Labour Action in NCR
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. K P Jayasankar

Johann Salazar 

Program: M.Phil
Year of Enrolment: 2012
Status: Completed
Thesis Topic: User-Generated Content on the Internet: Experiences of Bloggers from Mumbai
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. K P Jayasankar

K V Nagesh Babu

Program: Ph.D
Year of Enrolment: 2010
Status: In progress
Thesis Topic: Colour of Cinema is Red: Understanding the Erra cinema of Andhra Pradesh
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. K P Jayasankar

Ketaki Chowkhani

Program: PhD

Thesis Title: Adolescents and Sexuality Education in Contemporary Urban India

Status: Completed

Year: 2017

Supervisor: Dr. Shilpa Phadke

Madhavi Manchi

Program: Integrated M.Phil – Ph.D
Year of Enrolment: 2009
Status: Completed
Thesis Topic: Media Technologies and Collective Memories: A case-study of an alternative development project in Andhra Pradesh
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. K P Jayasankar

 

Maheswata Das

Program: M.Phil
Thesis Title: Cyberactivism: A Study of Changing Modes of Protest

Status: Completed 

Year: 2011

Supervisor: Prof. Anjali Monteiro

Mochish K S

Program: Ph.D
Year of Enrolment: 2012
Status: In progress
Thesis Topic: The Print Media and Land Struggles in Kerala: A Historic Analysis, 1940 – 2013
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. R Ramakumar

Nasimuddin Khan

Program: PhD

Thesis Title: Gender and Constructions of Masculinity: An Ethnographic Study in Rural Bihar

Status: In Progress

Supervisor: Prof. Lakshmi Lingam

Noopur Desai

Program: Ph.D
Year of Enrolment: 2013
Status: In progress
Thesis Topic: Negotiating the notion of ‘Public’: Contemporary Art in Public Spaces – A Case Study of Mumbai
Thesis Supervisor: Dr. Shilpa Phadke

 

Nadira Khatun

Program: M.Phil

Thesis Title: Electronic Media and Public Issues: A Study of Mediation

Status: Completed

Year: 2010

Supervisor, Prof. Anjali Monteiro

Pallavi Jha

Program: M.Phil 

Year: 2013

Thesis Title: Representation of Women in Hindi Cinema: An Analysis of Item Songs

Supervisor: Dr. Shilpa Phadke

Preethi Ayyalusamy

Program: PhD

Status: In Progress

Thesis Synopsis:

The doctoral dissertation is a historical study of women’s crime and punishment in colonial India along with colonial state formation. The study attempts to map the penal transportation of women convicts from Bombay presidency to the British penal settlements in the Indian Ocean, especially to the Andaman Penal settlement.

Supervisor: Prof. Anjali Monteiro

Raka Banerjee

Program: Ph.D

Year of Enrolment: 2017

Status: In progress

Thesis Topic: Gender, Migration and Settlement –Making of a Gendered Settler Identity in the Andaman Islands

Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Anjali Monteiro

 

Rajeswari Saha

Program: Ph.D
Year of Enrolment: 2012
Status: In progress
Thesis Topic: The life of an art and the art of life: Potuas in the contemporary world
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Anjali Monteiro

Ranu Tomar

Program: Ph.D
Year of Enrolment: 2012
Status: In progress
Thesis Topic: Understanding division of labour and gender relations in Hindi print media in Madhya Pradesh
Thesis Supervisor: Dr. Shilpa Phadke

Rajalakshmi Ram Prakash

Program: PhD

Thesis Title: Gender Analysis of Publicly Funded Health Insurance Schemes – A Study of Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme of Tamil Nadu

Year: 2018

Supervisor: Prof. Lakshmi Lingam

 

Shilpa Phadke

Program: PhD
Thesis Title: Constructing Sexuality in the New Spaces of Consumption: Middle Class Women in Mumbai

Year: 2011

Supervisor: Prof. Lakshmi Lingam

Co-supervisor: Prof. Anjali Monteiro

Sudha Venkataswamy

Program: Ph.D
Year of Enrolment: 2011
Status: Completed
Thesis Topic: Digital Natives: Participation and Exclusion among school going children
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Anjali Monteiro

Sukrity Gogoi

Program: M.Phil
Year of Enrolment: 2018
Status: In Progress
Thesis Topic: Politics of Performance: A Study of Spoken Word Poetry in Mumbai
Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Anjali Monteiro

Shijith V P

Program: Ph.D
Year of Enrolment: 2013
Status: In progress
Thesis Topic: Patterns and Practices of Colour: An Analysis of Malayalam Cinema
Thesis Supervisor: Dr. Shilpa Phadke

Shivani Satija

Program: PhD

Thesis Title: Negotiating Gender Identities in Online Space: An Analysis through Subversive Narratives

Status: In progress

Supervisor: Dr. Shilpa Phadke

 

Swapnil Kamble

Program: Ph.D

Thesis Title: Digital Communication Cultures: A Case Study of Mobile Phone and Internet Usage Among Youth in Pune City

Status: In progress

Supervisor: Dr. Shilpa Phadke

Program: M.Phil

Thesis Title: Mobile Communication Cultures: A Study of Panshet Village in Maharashtra

Year: 2015

Supervisor: Dr. Shilpa Phadke

 

Simona Sarma

Program: M.Phil

Thesis Title: Women, Music and Identity: A Study of Goalporiya Folk Music

Year: 2018

Supervisor: Prof. Anjali Monteiro

Program: PhD

Title: Item Songs and their Audiences: An Exploration of Listener’s Perspectives

In Progress, Supervisor: Prof. Anjali Monteiro

Vanitha Kommu

Program: PhD

 Thesis Title: Adaptation to Climate Change by Small and Marginal Farmers: Study of the Role of Farmer Collectives

Status: In Progress

Supervisor: Prof. Lakshmi Lingam