Subhajit  Sikder

Subhajit Sikder

PhD Researcher

Department of Media and Communications

Bengali, English, Hindi, Spanish
Key Expertise
Visual ephemera, Prosumer, Masculinity, Content creators, Audiences

About me

Research topic

The shaping of hegemonic masculine culture on the Indian public sphere through the triadic relationship between visual ephemeras, content creators and ordinary user-consumer-audiences.


Professor Shakuntala Banaji and Dr. Rachel O'Neill 


Subhajit holds a B. A (Hons.) in Spanish language, literature, and culture from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and an M.A in Gender studies from Ambedkar University Delhi. Before coming to LSE to pursue a PhD in media and communication, Subhajit completed his MPhil degree in Women’s studies from the Center for Women’s studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Subhajit was previously involved in the project called 'Lights, Camera, and Time for Action: Recasting Gender Equality Compliant Hindi Cinema' at the School of Media and Cultural Studies, TISS, Mumbai. In the project, Subhajit was involved in the capacity of a research assistant on the sub-project- Scripting Change. Subhajit’s PhD research is completely supported by the LSE PhD studentship.

Expertise Details

Visual ephemera; Prosumer; Masculinity; Content creators; Audiences


Conference Presentations

  • ‘Ways of Seeing – Caste, Gender and sexuality’. In Indian Association of Women Studies. New Delhi, India. January, 2020.
  • ‘The visibility and invisibility of caste in a gay dating app’. In Moving Beyond the Margin: The Politics of Exclusion and Assimilation”. Central University of Rajasthan, India. November 15-16, 2018.
  • ‘Re-Viewing queerness through Caste in India’. In 4th European Geographies of Sexualities Conference.(via online). July, 2017.


  • Invited panelist at Bodies between and beyond, VACHANA 2021, Annual NationalPostgraduate Seminar, organized by Department of English and Cultural studies ,Christ University, 10th April 2021.
  • Invited panellist for "Whither Queer: Indian Cinema and Nation State at Dialogues: 14th Calcutta International LGBTIQA+ Film and Video Festival, 28th November 202