Sudha Tiwari is a historian of modern and contemporary India, with a specialization in film history, institutional history, and critical cultural policy studies. She received her doctorate in 2021 from the Centre for Historical Studies, JNU, New Delhi. Before joining UPES, she worked at the Department of History, Ashoka University, as a Teaching Fellow. Sudha was a Fox International Fellow at Yale University from 2016 to 2017. She was a recipient of the Indian Council of Historical Research's Junior Research Fellowship (2015-16 & 2017-18). She has an M.Phil. and MA in modern Indian history, a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights, and a BA in History and English Literature from the University of Mumbai. Sudha has presented and published on themes such as the Partition of India, the Emergency, the New Indian Cinema, NFDC, cinema as resistance, etc. At present, she is working on a book proposal based on her doctoral dissertation. The book combines the elements of history and culture, politics and economics, contributing to a fuller understanding of independent India.