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Mr Faiz Ullah

Assistant Professor , Mumbai campus

Centre for the Study of Contemporary Culture , School of Media and Cultural Studies

B.A. (Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi),
M.A. (Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi)

Faiz Ullah is an assistant professor in the School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, where he teaches courses in media studies, community media and journalism. Political economy of media, work and labour, documentary film, and participatory cultures form his core areas of research work. In the past he has worked as a news and media producer with NDTV, Reliance Media Network, and Bloomberg TV India.

Political Economy of Media, Labour Politics, Community Media, Digital Media, Popular Culture, and Translation.

Recent and Forthcoming Publications

- Co-authored Independent Documentary as an Alternative Narrative of the City: The DiverCity Web
Archive in Indian Cinema Beyond Bollywood: The New Independent Cinema Revolution, 2018, Routledge

- Co-translated Once There was a City Named Dilli (translation of Intizar Husain’s Dilli Tha Jiska Naam), 2017, Yoda Press

- Co-authoured Whose Free Wi-Fi Is It Anyway? Politics of Online Access and Rise of Digital Populism in
Urban India in DIGINAKA: Subaltern Politics and Digital Media in Post-Capitalist India, Forthcoming,
Orient Blackswan

- Digital Media and the Changing Nature of Labour Action in Delhi NCR, Forthcoming, Television and
New Media, Sage Journals

- Say Something Do Something: Community Media and Social Change (in Hindi), Forthcoming, Pratiman: Samay, Samaaj, Sanskriti, CSDS, New Delhi


Recent Articles

 - Citizenship of Photography in Art India, Quarter 4, 2019

- Book Review: An Ordinary Man's Guide to Radicalism: Growing Up Muslim in India by Neyaz Farooquee, Biblio: A Review of Books, July-Sept, 2018

- Book Review: Towards People’s Cinema: Independent Documentary and its Audience in India by Kasturi
Basu and Dwaipayan Banerjee, The Tribune, April 2018



- Under the Open Sky (2016). 35 mins. Hindi with English Subtitles

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MA in Media and Cultural Studies (2012-19)

- Introduction to Media Studies

- Journalism Practice I

- Community Radio

- Journalism Practice II

- MCS Research Project

- MCS Media Project

- Lectures in Film Appreciation and Media and Cultural Studies Research courses


Foundation Course (2019)

Mediatised Cultures Module in Foundation Course II: India's Development Challenges


Post-graduate Diploma in Community Media (2012-17)

- Understanding Community Media

- Radio Programming and Production

- Writing for Print

- Community Radio




Email: faiz.ullah[at]tiss[dot]edu