Scholarly Engagements and Media Presence

Academic Talks and Lectures

Swapnil Rai Book Adda — Networked Bollywood: How Star Power Globalized Hindi Cinema

Seminar Series: "From Erdogan’s Turkey to Modi’s India: Interstitial Spaces of Televisual Flows Between India and Turkey"

Cultural diplomacy and Bollywood's Soft Power in China

Weiser Diplomacy Center Series, Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Star power, Cinephilia and Cultural Diplomacy: Unpacking the affective, industrial, and technological contours of Bollywood’s inroads into China

Global Media Industry Speaker Series and the RTF Media Studies Colloquium present a talk by Swapnil Rai,
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"The Dynamics of Socio-Cultural Polarization: Role of Information &
Communication Technologies"

International Workshop Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India

Bollywood's Gendered Tales and Global Narratives

Women in the Arts Speaker Series, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut
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Female Star Power in Bollywood

Hazel Dick Leonard Symposium, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts

Media Appearances and Community Engagement

How Bollywood Star Power has Globalized Hindi Cinema?

Can Trump be removed from the election, will Blinken go to Israel again, a caravan of migrants is heading to the border

Don't Blame Me: Taylor Swift's influence attracts conspiracy theories

College of Film and the Moving Image

AWARENESS is CFilm’s public series of free films engaging with vital social, political, and cultural issues. Now in its third year

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"Representations Matter: Deconstructing Bollywood's Women Through a Feminist Lens" Virtual Lecture On April 29

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) — Art House Productions presents “Representations Matter: Deconstructing Bollywood’s

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Film Showcase

We are excited to present this film event with three thoughtfully made films

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Consul General of India Donates “India Corner” Collection to Wesleyan

Wesleyan’s Olin Library is now home to a collection of 33 titles donated by the Consulate General of India, New York.

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