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Ishita Tiwary

Assistant Professor, Cinema
Canada Research Chair, Media and Migration, Cinema

Ishita Tiwary's research interests include video cultures, media infrastructures, migration, contraband media practices, and media aesthetics. She has published essays in Bioscope: South Asian Screen Studies, Post Script: Essays in Film and Humanities, Culture Machine, MARG: Journal of Indian Art, and in edited collections on topics of media piracy, video histories, and streaming platforms. 

She is currently working on two projects. The first is her book monograph that traces the history of analog video cultures in India through an infrastructural lens. The second research project tracks the migration of pirated media objects and people from China to India via the Nepal border through bazaar spaces. 

video cultures, video platforms, media infrastructures, migration, informal media practices

Teaching activities

DPhil, University of Oxford (2019)

MPhil, University of Oxford (2015)

BA, University of British Columbia, Vancouver (2013)


POLI 312                Special Topics in International Politics: Climate Politics

POLI 486                Advanced Seminar in International Relations: International Climate Politics

POLI 644                Quantitative research methods

POLI 687/812         Advanced Seminar in International Relations: Global Environmental Politics

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