August 11, 2015

A Czech/Nepali media-maker, dancer and scholar, Sangita is the Director of Henry Jenkins' Media, Activism & Participatory Politics (MAPP) project based at USC. Her work focuses on the intersection between popular culture, performance, new media, politics, and globalization. She is a co-author of By Any Media Necessary a forthcoming book, which features the Harry Potter Alliance. Her earlier book on Bollywood dance and globalization (Is It All About Hips?) was published by SAGE Publications in 2011. Sangita is also founded Bollynatyam and continues to explore dance and media through this platform. Her work has been presented in academic and creative venues around the world including the Schaubuehne (Berlin), the Other Festival (Chennai) and the American Dance Festival (Durham, NC). Her recent research has focused on issues of storytelling and surveillance among American Muslim youth and the achievements and challenges faced by Invisible Children pre-and-post Kony2012.