Dr Rohit Dasgupta is Programme Director and Senior Lecturer on the Global Communications and Development programme at the Institute for Media and Creative Industries where he teaches across a range of modules in communication and cultural studies.
As an ethnographer his work cuts across several disciplines with particular interests in South Asia, queer identities, activism and politics. Prior to his current position, he was a lecturer in Global Media at the University of Southampton, an associate lecturer at University of the Arts London, and has also held teaching and research posts at University of Sussex, University of West London and University of Westminster. He is currently also an elected councillor in the London Borough of Newham (2018-2022).
He is the author of the monograph Digital Queer Cultures in India: Politics, Intimacies and Belonging (Routledge, 2017) and coauthor of Social media, Sexuality and Sexual Health Advocacy in India (Bloomsbury, 2017); 100 Essential Indian Films (Rowman and Littlefield, 2019), and Queer Studies: Texts, Contexts and Praxis (Orient Blackswan, 2019). His coedited volumes include Masculinity and its Challenges in India (McFarland, 2014); Rituparno Ghosh: Cinema, Gender and Art (Routledge, 2015); Queering Digital India (Edinburgh University Press, 2018); Friendship and Social Justice Activism (Seagull Books/University of Chicago Press, 2018) and Styling South Asian Youth Cultures (Bloomsbury, 2018).
He is currently involved in a few projects – he is working on queer diasporas in the United Kingdom, continuing his ethnographic work in West Bengal and working on transnational screen cultures.