I am a Programme Director and Senior Lecturer in Global Communications and Development at Loughborough University.

As an ethnographer my work cuts across several disciplines with particular interests in South Asia, queer identities, activism and politics. Prior to my current position, I was a lecturer in Global Media at the University of Southampton, an associate lecturer at University of the Arts London, and have also held teaching and research posts at University of Sussex, University of West London and University of Westminster.

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 as Social Justice Activism (Seagull Books/University of Chicago Press, 2018) and Styling South Asian Youth Cultures (Bloomsbury, 2018).
Education
Diploma Social Work and Community Service, NCE Bengal, 2007
BA (Hons) Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, 2009
MA English, University of Westminster, 2010
PGCert Teaching and Learning, University of West London 2013
PhD Communication, University of the Arts London, 2015