Nandana Bose Film Studies Scholar

Dr. Nandana Bose

Film Scholar & Author

Dr. Nandana Bose is a film scholar, author and educator who has taught Film Studies courses in U.K., USA and India for over a decade. She is a former Associate Professor in the Department of Film Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), USA where she enjoyed teaching courses such as Introduction to Film Study, New Korean Cinema, World Cinema and Popular Hindi Cinema. She was awarded tenure with promotion by UNCW in 2015. More recently, she was Associate Professor at FLAME University, Pune. She holds a PhD degree in Film Studies from University of Nottingham, England, two Masters’ degrees, and is a gold medallist from Jadavpur University. In 2001, she won a prestigious and competitive British Chevening Open scholarship to pursue a postgraduate course in Communications at the University of Leeds, England which subsequently lead to an international academic career.

She is the author of the monograph Madhuri Dixit (2019) published by the British Film Institute (as part of its Film Stars series) and Bloomsbury Academic. She has been published in such refereed international academic journals as Cinema Journal, Celebrity Studies, Feminist Media Studies, Velvet Light Trap, Scope: An Online Journal of Film and Television Studies, Studies in South Asian Film and Media and, most recently, in Economic and Political Weekly; and scholarly anthologies such as Figurations in Indian Film (2010), Silencing Cinema: Film Censorship Around the World (2013), Behind the Scenes: Contemporary Bollywood Directors and their Cinema (2017) and, most recently, Indian Film Stars (2020). 

Dr. Bose has been an invited speaker at Emory University (USA), Carleton University (Canada) and Warwick University (England), and has delivered research papers on film censorship, cinema and gender, stardom and celebrity studies at international media conferences in U.S.A., U.K., Italy and Malaysia. She has received awards and grants from such international scholarly bodies as the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) and the Association of Asian Studies (AAS), and is a member of the Asian Media and Cultural Studies Network, British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies (BAFTSS) and The International Association for Media and History (IAMHIST). 

Dr. Bose is an invited contributor to Senses of Cinema, Critical Collective (an online archive of visual arts in India) and FIPRESCI-India’s film journal E-CineIndia; and her scholarly work has been mentioned The Indian Express, Hindustan Times, Caravan: A Journal of Politics and Culture and The Week. She comes from a family of reputed scholars and educators, is widely travelled, and enjoys experiencing diverse food and film cultures.