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Neha Bhatia is a Ph.D. candidate in Transcultural Studies at the University of Calgary. She specializes in India's independent film culture and its transnational developments beyond Bollywood. Her research received funding support through Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship. 

Besides research and teaching, she also works as a production intern in the Calgary film and TV industry. Additionally, she leads and collaborates on digital projects to amplify the voices of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour.  ​​​​She holds MA in French and Francophone Studies and MA in Cultural Studies.


Her research and teaching interests are interdisciplinary including

transnational cinema, film festival studies, American and Indian independent cinema, the political economy of media industries and their production cultures and South-Asian cinema at large.

A wider spectrum of her research interests includes:

postcolonial studies, feminism, media labour, cultural policy studies, anthropology, ethnography, literary theory and film theory.

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