Dr Rohit Dasgupta

  • Senior Lecturer (Theatre, Film & Television Studies)

Biography

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.

Research interests

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).

Publications

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Jump to: 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017
Number of items: 18.

2022

Dasgupta, R. K. (2022) Viral assemblages and witnessing extraordinary times: queer patchworks of intimacy, precarity and affect in an Indian city. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 43(6), pp. 880-896. (doi: 10.1080/07256868.2022.2128086)

Zhao, Y., Zhang, T., Dasgupta, R. K. and Xia, R. (2022) Narrowing the age-based digital divide: Developing digital capability through social activities. Information Systems Journal, (doi: 10.1111/isj.12400) (Early Online Publication)

Dasgupta, R. K. (2022) 'Grindr is basically interactive porn': ethnographic observations from Kolkata on queer intimacies and 'pic exchange' on Grindr and PlanetRomeo. Porn Studies, 9(3), pp. 339-345. (doi: 10.1080/23268743.2022.2040384)

2021

Clini, C., Dasgupta, R. K. and Yang, Y. (Eds.) (2021) South and East Asian Cinemas Across Borders: Critical Trends in Transnational Cinema. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780367693732

Banerjea, N., Boyce, P. and Dasgupta, R. K. (Eds.) (2021) COVID-19 Assemblages: Queer and Feminist Ethnographies from South Asia. Series: Ethnographic innovations, South Asian perspectives. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY. ISBN 9780367688202

2020

Boyce, P. and Dasgupta, R. K. (2020) Joyraj and Debanuj: queer(y)ing the city. Contemporary South Asia, 28(4), pp. 511-523. (doi: 10.1080/09584935.2020.1842860)

Yang, Y., Clini, C. and Dasgupta, R. (2020) Critical trends in transnational cinema: Inter-Asian productions and exchanges. Transnational Screens, 11(3), pp. 177-186. (doi: 10.1080/25785273.2020.1823078)

2019

Bakshi, K. and Dasgupta, R. (2019) Queer Studies: Texts, Contexts, Praxis. Orient Blackswan. ISBN 9789352875849

2018

Dasgupta, R. K. (2018) Ambalavaner Sivanandan and black politics in Britain. Theory, Culture and Society, 35(7-8), pp. 313-318. (doi: 10.1177/0263276418799874)

Dasgupta, R. K. and Dasgupta, D. (2018) Intimate subjects and virtual spaces: rethinking sexuality as a category for intimate ethnographies. Sexualities, 21(5-6), pp. 932-950. (doi: 10.1177/1363460716677285)

Begum, L., Dasgupta, R. and Lewis, R. (Eds.) (2018) Styling South Asian Youth Cultures: Fashion, Media and Society. Series: Dress Cultures. Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781350154070

Banerjea, N., dasgupta, D., Dasgupta, R. and Grant, J. (Eds.) (2018) Friendship as Social Justice Activism: Critical Solidarities in a Global Perspective. Seagull/Chicago University Press. ISBN 978085742443

DasGupta, D. and Dasgupta, R. K. (2018) Being out of place: Non-belonging and queer racialization in the U.K. Emotion, Space and Society, 27, pp. 31-38. (doi: 10.1016/j.emospa.2018.02.008)

Dasgupta, R. K. and DasGupta, D. (2018) Queering Digital India: Activisms, Identities, Subjectivities. Series: Technicities. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781474421188 (doi: 10.1515/9781474421188)

Dasgupta, R. and Datta, S. (2018) 100 Essential Indian Films. Rowman and Littlefield. ISBN 9781442277984

Dasgupta, R. K. (2018) Online Romeos and gay-dia: exploring queer spaces in digital India. In: McNeil, E., Wermers, J. E. and Lunn, J. O. (eds.) Mapping Queer Space(s) of Praxis and Pedagogy. Series: Queer Studies and Education. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 183-200. ISBN 9783319646220 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-64623-7_10)

Dasgupta, R. K. and Bakshi, K. (2018) Opening closets and dividing audiences: Rituparno Ghosh, the queer star of Bengali cinema. South Asian Popular Culture, 16(1), pp. 101-113. (doi: 10.1080/14746689.2018.1455877)

2017

Dasgupta, R. (2017) Digital Queer Cultures in India. Routledge. ISBN 9780367279882

This list was generated on Fri Nov 25 21:12:08 2022 GMT.
Number of items: 18.

Articles

Dasgupta, R. K. (2022) Viral assemblages and witnessing extraordinary times: queer patchworks of intimacy, precarity and affect in an Indian city. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 43(6), pp. 880-896. (doi: 10.1080/07256868.2022.2128086)

Zhao, Y., Zhang, T., Dasgupta, R. K. and Xia, R. (2022) Narrowing the age-based digital divide: Developing digital capability through social activities. Information Systems Journal, (doi: 10.1111/isj.12400) (Early Online Publication)

Dasgupta, R. K. (2022) 'Grindr is basically interactive porn': ethnographic observations from Kolkata on queer intimacies and 'pic exchange' on Grindr and PlanetRomeo. Porn Studies, 9(3), pp. 339-345. (doi: 10.1080/23268743.2022.2040384)

Boyce, P. and Dasgupta, R. K. (2020) Joyraj and Debanuj: queer(y)ing the city. Contemporary South Asia, 28(4), pp. 511-523. (doi: 10.1080/09584935.2020.1842860)

Yang, Y., Clini, C. and Dasgupta, R. (2020) Critical trends in transnational cinema: Inter-Asian productions and exchanges. Transnational Screens, 11(3), pp. 177-186. (doi: 10.1080/25785273.2020.1823078)

Dasgupta, R. K. (2018) Ambalavaner Sivanandan and black politics in Britain. Theory, Culture and Society, 35(7-8), pp. 313-318. (doi: 10.1177/0263276418799874)

Dasgupta, R. K. and Dasgupta, D. (2018) Intimate subjects and virtual spaces: rethinking sexuality as a category for intimate ethnographies. Sexualities, 21(5-6), pp. 932-950. (doi: 10.1177/1363460716677285)

DasGupta, D. and Dasgupta, R. K. (2018) Being out of place: Non-belonging and queer racialization in the U.K. Emotion, Space and Society, 27, pp. 31-38. (doi: 10.1016/j.emospa.2018.02.008)

Dasgupta, R. K. and Bakshi, K. (2018) Opening closets and dividing audiences: Rituparno Ghosh, the queer star of Bengali cinema. South Asian Popular Culture, 16(1), pp. 101-113. (doi: 10.1080/14746689.2018.1455877)

Books

Bakshi, K. and Dasgupta, R. (2019) Queer Studies: Texts, Contexts, Praxis. Orient Blackswan. ISBN 9789352875849

Dasgupta, R. K. and DasGupta, D. (2018) Queering Digital India: Activisms, Identities, Subjectivities. Series: Technicities. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781474421188 (doi: 10.1515/9781474421188)

Dasgupta, R. and Datta, S. (2018) 100 Essential Indian Films. Rowman and Littlefield. ISBN 9781442277984

Dasgupta, R. (2017) Digital Queer Cultures in India. Routledge. ISBN 9780367279882

Book Sections

Dasgupta, R. K. (2018) Online Romeos and gay-dia: exploring queer spaces in digital India. In: McNeil, E., Wermers, J. E. and Lunn, J. O. (eds.) Mapping Queer Space(s) of Praxis and Pedagogy. Series: Queer Studies and Education. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham, pp. 183-200. ISBN 9783319646220 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-64623-7_10)

Edited Books

Clini, C., Dasgupta, R. K. and Yang, Y. (Eds.) (2021) South and East Asian Cinemas Across Borders: Critical Trends in Transnational Cinema. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780367693732

Banerjea, N., Boyce, P. and Dasgupta, R. K. (Eds.) (2021) COVID-19 Assemblages: Queer and Feminist Ethnographies from South Asia. Series: Ethnographic innovations, South Asian perspectives. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY. ISBN 9780367688202

Begum, L., Dasgupta, R. and Lewis, R. (Eds.) (2018) Styling South Asian Youth Cultures: Fashion, Media and Society. Series: Dress Cultures. Bloomsbury. ISBN 9781350154070

Banerjea, N., dasgupta, D., Dasgupta, R. and Grant, J. (Eds.) (2018) Friendship as Social Justice Activism: Critical Solidarities in a Global Perspective. Seagull/Chicago University Press. ISBN 978085742443

This list was generated on Fri Nov 25 21:12:08 2022 GMT.

Grants

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.

Supervision

I welcome applications from new PhD students interested in Indian cinema, queer cultures, gender and labour, media and activism.

Teaching

I primarily teach on the MSc in Creative Industries and Cultural Policy