FACULTY

Active and accomplished scholars engaging with students

Prof. Ravikant Kisana


FPM in Cultural Studies from MICA, Ahmedabad; PGDM in Advertising from MICA; B.A in Political Science from Jadavpur University


BIO

Ravikant was a Doctoral fellow at MICA, Ahmedabad and completed his thesis on the 'Memories of Bollywood cinema in Kashmir' and its intersections with nationalism and resistance discourses. His areas of interests include culture studies, oral histories & narratives, semiotics, cinema studies & the sociology of the internet. 


Previously, he has completed his PGDM from MICA, Ahmedabad, majoring in Brand Management & Account Planning. Post-PGDM, he has industry-experience with the Times of India and Ogilvy & Mather Advertising.


Ravikant has a wide variety of interdisciplinary interests and experiences. Post doctoral studies, he has also had a stint in the development sector and the digital startup economy. Before joining FLAME, Ravikant was part of a small team which set up Obitopedia - an oral-history based memory project. 


RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

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“No one understands what we go through”: Narratives of ‘risk’ of women from the families of sanitation workers in Pune (w. Shah, N.)



Gender & Development



Forthcoming



An online ethnography of responses to Christchurch shootings from Indian Facebook groups



First Monday: Journal on the Internet



Under Review



Revisiting the screen politics of the ‘queer gaze’ in Gregg Araki’s ‘Doom Generation’



Film International



Under Review



Land Of ‘No’ Cinema Halls: Oral Histories of Cinema


Spectatorship & Audience in Kashmir



Economic & Political Weekly



Under Review



'Voices from the Beyond': Investigating women's empowerment through education in Nuh, India's most backward district, (w. Arora, S.)



Gender, Place and Culture



Under Review



Invisible gendered-labor negotiations of women MGNREGA workers in rural Rajasthan, (w. Shah, N.)



Working paper



Narratives of Muslim women from ‘Shaheen Bagh’-style sit-in protests against NRC-CAA: Intersections of identity, feminism and resistance, (w. Chandawarkar, A., & Shah, N.)



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2019-20



IIHS Annual Conference 2020 - Bangalore



Subverting the SDGs and the Right to the City:  The Lack of Financial and Social Accountability in India’s Smart Cities Mission (w. Kuecker, G., Sarkulov, F.)



2018-19



[Workshop] Oral Histories in Liberal Education- American University in Bulgaria



Oral History as a practice and strategies



[Workshop] Introduction to Digital Humanities- IIT Guwahati



Digital Humanities & the Social Sciences



Internet Researchers' Conference 2019, Centre for Internet Studies- Hyderabad



Beyond food delivery: a study of ‘Swiggy’ as an informal service certifying agency



2017-18



IAMCR Conference 2017, Cartagena



Queer Eyes’: Locating the gaze in the visual narratives of Queer Cinema



‘If you ask for Kashmir, we'll rip you apart’:
Appropriation of Kashmiri freedom movement by Bollywood



2016-17


 



Internet Researchers' Conference 2017, Centre for Internet Studies- Bangalore



Whose Studies Are These Anyway: 'Digital' Blocks in Departmental Slots



Globalization, Culture & Identity Conference, Flame University, Pune



‘Our Girls, Their Girls’: Gendered performances of Femininity from ‘Queen’



4th International Communication Management Conference (ICMC), MICA Ahmedabad



"Boys will be boys": Investigating the 'default male-humor' of popular online comedy channel, TVF India



2011-12



IAMCR Conference 2011, Istanbul



Directions of desire: An understanding of the city and its role in shaping homosexual spaces (w. JD Ambat)



Public Women in Patriarchal Spaces–Undercurrents in Urban India (w., Chintala, S.)



 


Selected Digital Media/Public Humanities






























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Feminism in India



Dr. Ambedkar & The History of His Resistance Against the Rightwing



Round Table India



‘Who does Rohith Vemula belong to?’  On Kunal Kamra & the liberal appropriation



FirstPost India



Why the BJP's much-feted aspirational districts scheme has failed to gain ground



Round Table India



Lessons from Yugoslavia’s breakup for India’s impending caste wars



Buzzfeed India



Progressive Millennial Indians, Let’s Talk About Why We Never Talk About Caste



  


Book Chapters & Reviews


“Building consensus methodically: community rebuilding in the Maldives” in Participation Pays: Pathways for post-2015, edited by Tom Thomas and Pradeep Narayanan. Practical Action Publishing: UK