Dr Shakuntala Banaji
Shakuntala Banaji lectures on International Media and the Global South, Film theory and World Cinema, and Critical Approaches to Media, Communication and Development in the Department of Media and Communications at the LSE. She has a BA in Philosophy and Literature from the University of Warwick; a Post Graduate Certificate of Education from Goldsmiths College, University of London, an MA English Studies in Education and a PhD Media and Communication from the Institute of Education, University of London. Before entering academia, she was a teacher of English and Media Studies in London schools through the 1990s.
Shakuntala has published extensively on young people, children and media as well as gender, ethnicity and Hindi cinema, with articles on Hindi horror films and excluded youth and news consumption recently published; and articles on children, social class and media in India, forthcoming. She has also published on creativity, the Internet and civic participation. Her current research addresses the intersection between socio-political context, media, identity and participation.