Ramna Walia

Assistant Professor

Papers published in journals: 6

Papers presented in conferences: 14


Peer-reviewed articles:

  • “‘Lonely night watchman’s art’: Circuits of Exclusion, C-grade film and hybrid aesthetics of Miss Lovely.” in Studies in South Asian Film and Media. Volume 9 Number 1, pp.35-59. 2018.
  • “Techno-nostalgia: Colorization of K. Asif’s Mughal-e-Azam.” in Bioscope: South Asian Screen Studies, pp 137-154, Sage Publications. July 2013.
  • “Recycle Industry: The Visual economy of remake in Contemporary Bombay Film culture.” in Synoptique: Special Issue on Beyond Indian Cinema’s Centenary, ed. Catherine Bernier, Vol 3. No.1. 2014.

Book Chapters:

  • “Intertwined Networks of Travel: The Cultural Geography of Malegaon film” in Industrial Networks of India. Ed. Monika Mehta and Madhuja Mukherjee. Taylor and Francis. 2019 (Forthcoming November 2020)
  • “The Materiality of Vernacular Architecture: Hybridity and the Design of Video Parlors in Malegaon” in Film and Video in post-1990s India. Ed. Rashmi Sawhney. Tulika Books. (Forthcoming 2020)

Book Reviews:

  • “Cycles, Sequels, Spin-Offs, Remakes, and Reboots: Multiplicities in Film and Television”. Velvet Light Trap Number 79. Spring 2017.
  • “Cut-pieces: Celluloid Obscenity and Popular Cinema in Bangladesh”, Studies in South Asian Film and Media. Vol 6. Issue 1. April 2014.
  • “Balancing Research and Cine lore: The Dialogue of Pyaasa”. The Book Review. Vol XXXVI. 2012.

Academic Background

  • Ph.D., Media Studies (2014-2020), Dept. of Radio-Television-Film, The University of Texas at Austin


“Intertwined networks of Travel: The Located Mobility of Malegaon media Culture.”

  • M. Phil, Cinema Studies (2009-11), School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)
    Thesis: “Fast-forward: Memory, Technology, and the Bombay Film Remake.”
  • M.A. English (Honors) (2007-09), Miranda House, Delhi University.
  • B.A. English (Honors) (2004-07), Miranda House, Delhi University.

Interests: Indian cinema, Labor, Local video cultures, Technology

Personal interests: Writing, Reading, Photography, Cooking.