College / Department

Teaching areas

Communication Studies, Media History & Criticism, Popular Culture, Culture & Media Industries, Globalization

Research areas

Stardom and celebrity studies, gender studies, popular culture, globalization, culture & media industries, South Asian diaspora, contemporary Indian film and television


BA, St. Xavier's College, University of Calcutta, India, 2001
Post Graduate Diploma, Indian Institute of Mass Communication, India, 2002
MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, 2008
PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, 2012

Professional experience

American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE, 2012 - current
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, 2005-2012


Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), International Communication Association (ICA)

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