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Shohini Chaudhuri

Senior Lecturer in Film, University of Essex

Shohini Chaudhuri's research interests are in world cinema, human rights, gender / feminist theory, and film theory and affect. Her publications include three books - Cinema of the Dark Side: Atrocity and the Ethics of Film Spectatorship (2014), Contemporary World Cinema: Europe, the Middle East, East Asia and South Asia (2005) and Feminist Film Theorists (2006). Her article (co-authored with Howard Finn) on New Iranian Cinema has been published in Screen and reprinted in two anthologies, Screening World Cinema, ed. Catherine Grant and Annette Kuhn (2006) and Gender, Genre, Race, and World Cinema, ed. Julie Codell (2007).

She has also published articles in the journals Camera Obscura, Strategies: A Journal of Theory, Culture and Politics, South Asian Popular Culture, and Screening the Past, as well as essays in the edited collections Film Analysis: A Norton Reader, ed. Jeff Geiger and R.L. Rutsky (2005), New Punk Cinema, ed. Nicholas Rombes (2005), Postcolonial Cinema Studies, ed. Sandra Ponzanesi and Marguerite Waller (2012), Storytelling in World Cinemas, vol. 2, ed Lina Khatib (2013), and The Blackwell Companion to Wong Kar-wai, ed. Martha Nochimson (2015).

Shohini has recently written a chapter for the anthology Disappearing War: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Cinema and Erasure in the Post-9/11 World, ed. Christina Hellmich and Lisa Purse (forthcoming, 2016).


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    Senior Lecturer in Film, University of Essex