In his research, Dr Masrani explores the ways in which the media construct identities and contribute to a narrative on power and society. In particular, he is interested in cinematic representations and how they re-construct and maintain the symbolic power of the global city. In particular, he investigates the link between the evolution of the portrayal of the global city in cinema and the articulation of the symbolic power of the global city in other arenas, in both cinematic and non-cinematic media, as well as in the realms of politics, cultural production and economics. Critically, Dr Masrani argues that it is important to understand and acknowledge that the city’s symbolic power may be as nuanced and as contested as the city itself. This is evidenced by the ways in which global cities, London in particular, are portrayed in cinema. His current work approaches London’s evolving global identity as the Brexit process unfolds.