Ph.D. Transcultural Studies with specialization in Transnational Media Industry Studies, University of Calgary, Canada
Expected defence (August 2023)
Dissertation title: “Transnational Film Production Culture: The Making of India’s Independent Cinema”
Brief description: Using a case study approach, the dissertation examines India’s transnational production culture for independent cinema since 2007.
Supervisor: Dr. Charles Tepperman
Awarded the 2021 Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship ($ 15, 000)
Erasmus Mundus M.A. Crossways in Cultural Narratives, Université de
Perpignan, France; University of Sheffield, UK; Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
2015 - 2017
Dissertation Title: “Precarious Pleasures: Exploring Adolescent Sexuality in Contemporary European Cinema”
Supervisors: Dr. Jocelyn Dupont and Dr. Laura Lojo
Received 2015 Erasmus Mundus Scholarship (€ 30,000)
M.Phil. French and Francophone Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
M.A. French and Francophone Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
2010 - 2012
B.A. English Literature University of Delhi, India
2007 – 2010
University of Calgary
I designed and sole-taught all French-language courses listed here.
Beginners French II
Beginners French I
The Holocaust on Film
Fall and Winter 2020, Spring, 2021
Japanese Manga and Anime
Fall and Winter 2019
Bhatia, Neha. "The Transnational Tales of an Indian Creative Producer." Transnational Screens 13, no. 3 (August 2022): 234-248.
Peltekov, Peter, Neha Bhatia, Berenice Cancino, Samantha Carron, Marie Daigle, et al. “Practice-relevant research in the Canadian L2 classroom: A summary.” Notos, Vol. 14 (2018), 15-36.
Bhatia, Neha. “Politics and Poetics of Culture in Ousmane Sembene’s Moolaadé (2004)." International Refereed Journal of Literary Explorations, Vol. 2 (2014), 474-478.
Articles under peer-review
"Transnational Practices, Precarity and Politics: Case Study of Indian Film Bazaar," New Review of Film and Television Studies, 2023 (Revise and Resubmit)
Bhatia, Neha. “Creativity, Passion and Community: Emotional Labor of an Indian Creative Producer.” NECSUS. (Invited for article development for Autumn 2023 issue after peer-review of the abstract).
Articles in Preparation
“Perspectives of a Film Programmer: Case of DCunha at Indian Film Bazaar.” (Follow-up Interview with DCunha in Summer 2023)
“Contours of Hindi-language Cinema: Continuity and Change.” (Work in Progress)
Book Manuscript in Preparation
Inside India’s Alternative Film Distribution World: Transnational Perspectives, MIT Press (Proposal Writing Stage)
“Transnational Tales of an Indian Creative Producer”, Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), Denver, United States.
Co-chair and Presenter, "Repositioning The National Within Transnational Film Culture", Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago, United States.
"The Indian-European Independent Film Co-production Model", Transcultural Production Studies Digital Seminar, Université d'Angers, France.
“The Indian Creative Producer”, World Cinema International Conference Cinema of India (Topic of Edition), University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.
Co-organizer and Presenter, “Production Stories: A Case Study of The Lunchbox (2013)”, Graduate Forum, Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Calgary.
Invited Presenter, “Online Teaching Strategies”, Pedagogy Workshop, Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Calgary.
“New Independent Film Production Culture in India”, Peer Beyond Graduate Research Symposium, University of Calgary.
Co-organizer and Presenter, “New Indian Cinema”, Graduate Forum, Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Calgary (Postponed due to Covid-19).
“Girlhood and Sexuality in Contemporary French and Indian Cinema”, Work in Progress (WiP) Talks, Language Research Centre, Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary.
“Pursuit of Lack” in Maja Milo’s film Klip (2013) 34th International Conference on Psychology and Arts, Sicily, Italy.
“Plurality and Corporeality in F. Ozon’s Young and Beautiful (2013)”, 33rd. International Conference on Psychology and arts, Reims, France.
“Le Discours Orientaliste dans La Nuit Bengali (1933) de Mircea Eliade et It Does Not Die (1976) de Maitreyi Devi”, 7th International Conference of Association of Indian Teachers of French, Chennai, India.
“Politics and Poetics of Culture” in Ousmane Sembene’s Moolaadé (2004), UGC Sponsored National Seminar, Kerala, India.
April 6, 2021
“Making Media (2019)”, Dr. Mark Deuze (Professor, University of Amsterdam), School of Languages, Literatures, Linguistics and Cultures, University of Calgary.
April 22, 2021
“The Affective Paradigm and the Reading of Late Capitalism”, Dr. Mabel Moraña (Professor, Washington University St. Louis), School of Languages, Literatures, Linguistics and Cultures, University of Calgary.
University of Calgary
Founder and Co-organizer
Graduate Writing Retreat, Language Research Centre and Calgary Institute of Humanities
Graduate Student Mentor
International Student Services and Languages, Literatures and Cultures Program
Panel Co-Organizer and Co-Chair
"Global Contested Assemblages," Society for Cinema and Media Studies
Graduate Student Representative (Elected Position)
Language Research Centre
Winter, 2020 and 2021
Co-organizer and Moderator
Graduate Forum, Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Graduate Forum 2020 was postponed due to Covid-19)
January 2019 - 2020
Co-editor and Peer-reviewer
Inter-lingua Journal, School of Languages, Literatures, Linguistics & Cultures
“Transcultural Dialogues in World Cinema Series”
Vox Condiscipulum, Graduate Student Organization
September 2022-March 2023
Co-organizer and Moderator
“Intersectionality Symposium”, Graduate Student Association,
Vice Chair Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Graduate Student Association, University of Calgary
Project Lead and Creative Producer
Through her eyes: Navigating Healthcare as a woman of colour, Alberta and BC
Founder and Co-Organizer
“Narratives of Color”, Language Research Centre and Calgary Institute of Humanities, University of Calgary
Women’s Resource Centre, University of Calgary
March 1-3, 2020
"Women at Work" Conference, Career Services and Women's Resources Centre, University of Calgary
‘Cultivating Compassion Training’ at Faith and Spirituality Centre, University of Calgary