Dr Rohit Dasgupta
- Senior Lecturer (Theatre, Film & Television Studies)
I am Senior Lecturer in Cultural Industries and Convenor for the MSc in Creative Industries and Cultural Policy. Prior to my current role I was Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Media and Creative Industries in Loughborough University. I have also held teaching and research posts at University of Southampton, University of Sussex, University of the Arts London.
My work cuts across several disciplines with particular interests in South Asia, communication and social change, cultural industries, Indian cinema, digital culture, queer identities and politics.
I am the author of the monograph Digital Queer Cultures in India: Politics, Intimacies and Belonging (Routledge, 2017) and coauthor of Social media, Sexuality and Sexual Health Advocacy in India (Bloomsbury, 2017); 100 Essential Indian Films (Rowman and Littlefield, 2019), and Queer Studies: Texts, Contexts and Praxis (Orient Blackswan, 2019).
My coedited volumes include Masculinity and its Challenges in India (McFarland, 2014); Rituparno Ghosh: Cinema, Gender and Art (Routledge, 2015); Queering Digital India (Edinburgh University Press, 2018); Friendship and Social Justice Activism (Seagull Books/University of Chicago Press, 2018) and Styling South Asian Youth Cultures (Bloomsbury, 2018).
I am currently co-investigator on two grants
1. Framing the Nation: Citizenship, Conflict and the Media in Contemporary India (Funded by the AHRC) January 2021-January 2022
2. Cross Border Queers: The Story of South Asian Migrants in the UK (Funded by the British Academy)
Previously, I was the Principal Investigator of a Wellcome Trust Small Grant award for the project 'Mobile-ising for Sexual Health: Digital Technologies and Sexual Health Advocacy in India. I also received the Sir Peter Holmes Memorial Award from the Royal Society for Asian Affairs to conduct research on launda dancers in rural India.
I welcome applications from new PhD students interested in Indian cinema, queer cultures, gender and labour, media and activism.
I primarily teach on the MSc in Creative Industries and Cultural Policy