«Bhaskar Sarkar Department of Film and Media Studies, UCSB Santa Barbara, CA 93106 (805) 636-1153 sarkar Current Position: ...»
September 2007. Paper: “Between Partition and Reunification: The Political Horizons of Recent Indian and Korean War Films.” Plenary: “The Travel of Asian Popular Forms: Circuits of Dissemination, Modes of Adaptation.” South Asia Studies Center Colloquium, University of Texas at Austin. April 2007. Paper: “Shah Rukh’s Hair, Saif’s Abs: Towards a Theory of Cosmoplastics.” [Invited Lecture] Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference. March 2007. Boston. Paper: “Between Partition and Reunification: The Political Horizons of Recent Indian and Korean War Films.”
Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference. March 2007. Chicago. Paper:
“Publicity, Plasticity and the ‘Southern Gesture.’” Organizer and Chair, Panel: “The Global South: Fantasies, Publics, Politics.” Speculative Globalities Workshop, UC Humanities Research Institute, Irvine, February 2007. Coconvener. Paper: “Publicity, Plasticity and the ‘Southern Gesture.’” The Subaltern and Popular UC Multicampus Research Group, Workshop on ‘The Body.” UC Santa Barbara. May 2006. Paper: “Subalternity and the National Mise-en-abyme.” The Social and Material Life of Indian Cinema. Conference at NYU. April 2006. Paper: “The National Mise-en-abyme.” [Invited lecture] Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, March 2006. Vancouver. Paper: “The Mellifluous Illogics of ‘Bollywood’ Musicals.” Cinema South Asia Conference, U Penn. March 2006. “Critical Enchantment of Mourning.” [Invited Lecture] Recent Ph.D. Students Joshua Neves, Film and Media Studies. Dissertation: Projecting Beijing: Screen Culture in the Olympic Era. [Committee Chair] Ph.D., June 2011. Joined Modern Culture and Media Program, Brown University, as Assistant Professor in 2012. Joined Cinema Studies, Concordia University as Canada Research Chair Assistant Professor, 2014.
Rahul Mukherjee, Film and Media Studies. Dissertation Project: Incommensurable Knowledges, Competing Expressions: Media, Science Debates, and Technopolitics. [Committee Chair] Ph.D., Juen 2014. Joined English, University of Pennsylvania, as Dick Wolf Chair Assistant Professor and Television and New Media, 2014.
Athena Tan, Film and Media Studies. Dissertation Project: Participatory Digital Media and the UN Millennium Development Paradigm. [Committee Chair] Hye Jean Chung, Film and Media Studies. Dissertation: Media Heterotopias: Spectral Effects in Transnational Cinematic Space. [Committee Member] Ph.D., June 2011. Currently Postdoctoral Fellow, Comparative Media Studies, MIT.
Lily Wong, Comparative Literature. Dissertation Project: Deflowering Attachments: Prostitutes, Popular Culture, and Affective Historiologies of Chineseness. [Committee Member] Ph.D., May
2012. Joined American University, Washington D.C., as Assistant Professor in 2012.
Regina Longo, Film and Media Studies. Dissertation Project: Marshall Plan Films in Italy, 1948Postwar Consensus Building [Committee Member]
Shalini Kakar, History of Art and Architecture. Dissertation: Star Deities of South Asia:
Rethinking Fan Culture. [Committee Member] Ph.D., June 2011.
Recent Research Activities and Positions Fellow, Society for the Humanities, Cornell University, 2012-13.
Co-convener, “Speculative Futures: Risk, Uncertainty, Security,” UCSB Critical Issues in America Program, 2011-12.
Co-convener of the University of California Humanities Research Institute Residency Group, “Speculative Globalities,” Spring 2009. http://www.uchri.org/page-no-cat.php?page_id=1263 Co-organizer of three international conferences, The Subaltern and the Popular, UC Santa Barbara, 2004 and 2005, and Cairo, 2008.
Member, University of California Multicampus Research Group, The Subaltern and the Popular, 2005-09.
Member, Advisory Board, Cinema & Cie: International Film Studies Journal.
Member, Advisory Board, Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, UC Santa Barbara, 2007-present. Member of the Security Studies Hub, 2015Member, Advisory Board, Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Music, UC Santa Barbara, 2005-2008.
Member, Advisory Board, Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UC Santa Barbara, 2006-2008.
Selective Administrative Service 2013- : Vice Chair, Department of Film and Media Studies, UC Santa Barbara 2008-2011: Member, Program Review Panel, UC Santa Barbara (committee overseeing external reviews of academic departments and programs) 2008: Co-Chair, Selection Committee, Mellichamp Chair Professor of Global Media, UC Santa Barbara.
2006-present: Member, Personnel Committee, Department of Film Studies, UC Santa Barbara.
2002-04: Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Film Studies, UC Santa Barbara.