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Mr Faiz Ullah

Assistant Professor , Mumbai campus

Chairperson - 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 Publications

- Co-edited Many Voices, Many Worlds Critical Perspectives on Community Media in India, 2021, Sage Publishing

- Co-authored Introduction: Other Worlds Are Breathing in Many Voices, Many Worlds Critical Perspectives on Community Media in India, 2021, Sage Publishing

- Notes on the Political Economy of Community Media: The Self-organizing Power of Communities in Many Voices, Many Worlds Critical Perspectives on Community Media in India, 2021, Sage Publishing

- 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, 2020, Orient Blackswan

- Digital Media and the Changing Nature of Labour Action in Delhi NCR, 2020, Television and New Media, Sage Journals

- Say Something Do Something: Community Media and Social Change (in Hindi), 2019, Pratiman: Samay, Samaaj, Sanskriti, CSDS, New Delhi

- 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


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 in 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 in 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-XX)

- 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-XX)

Contemporary Media Ecologies 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