Publications & Conferences

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Recent Paper Presentations:

  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), March 2021, USA: Hanuman vs. Superhuman: Disability and Masculinity in the Telugu Action Film ‘Supreme
  • Action Cinema Now, April 2019, University of Reading, UK: Hanuman vs. Superhuman: Disability and Masculinity in the Telugu Action Film ‘Supreme
  • MeCCSA and MPE Practice Network Symposium, June 2018, University of Lincoln, UK: Filming Research and Researching Film: Reflections on Collaborative Documentary Film Practice
  • MeCCSA 2018, London Southbank University, UK: We Make Film: Developing a Collaborative Practice Methodology to explore Film Practice by Persons with Disabilities in Contemporary Urban India


Reflective chapter: ‘The Disability and Filmmaking Community in Film Practice-as-Research: A Case of We Make Film’, Many Voices, Many Worlds: Critical Perspectives on Community Media in India, Sage Publications, 2021

Research paper: ‘Performing Food: Changes, continuities and disjuncts in urban middle class cooking in India’, Published in: International peer reviewed ‘Food Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal’ University of Illinois, USA, Year: 2012

Research paper: ‘Eating Spaces, Resisting Creation’, Published in: SMCS Peer-reviewed Journal ‘SubVersions’, School of Media and Cultural Studies (SMCS), Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Year: 2013

Article: ‘What can we do for them?’ Published on: online blog by TARSHI (Talking About Reproductive and Sexual health Issues), Date: 1st August, 2014

e) Article: ‘Sex Toys on Mumbai Streets’, Published in: Annual student magazine Footnotes, School of Media and Cultural Studies, TISS, Date: February 2012

Paper Presentations

a) Research paper titled ‘Carving Memories: Migration, Cuisine and Identity in South Konkan’, presentation at the International Conference on The Culture of Food, Goa, February 2016

b) Research paper titled ‘Disability on and off Film’ at international symposium ‘Rethinking Disability on Screen’, University of York, UK, on disability, documentary filmmaking and participatory video filmmaking (May 2015)

c) Paper presentation on Communalism at the All India Young Sociologist Essay Competition at Christ College, Bangalore (December 2008)

Networks and Memberships:

  • British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS)
  • Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) – Disability Research Network, Film Research Network, Participatory Research Network
  • Disability Research Edinburgh (DRE), Edinburgh
  • Women in Academia Support Network
  • Disability Studies India
  • Women Make Films, India

Research Modules and Dissertations:

a) Module coordinator and contributor – ‘Cuisine in Maharashtra‘ for Sahapedia, an online encyclopedia on heritage and culture in India.

b) Grade ‘A’ in M.A. Dissertation: ‘Performing Food, Eating Spaces and Creating Television’ (February 2012)

c) Undergraduate Research (B.A.) titled ‘The Interface of Women with Disability and Marriage as facilitated by the Internet’ (2008-2009)

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