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Ms Nithila Kanagasabai

Assistant Professor , Mumbai campus

Centre for Critical Media Praxis , School of Media and Cultural Studies

M.Phil. Women's Studies (TISS)
M.A. Media and Cultural Studies (TISS)
P.G. Diploma in Broadcast Journalism (Asian College of Journalism)B.A. English (Women's Christian College, University of Madras)

Nithila Kanagasabai is currently pursuing a PhD in Women’s Studies at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. She is an alumna of the School of Media and Cultural Studies, Class of 2013. Her earlier disciplinary training was in broadcast journalism and she has worked as a reporter at NDTV and TIMES NOW. 

Feminist Media Studies, Journalism Studies, Politics of Knowledge Production, Academic Mobilities, Research Cultures, and Digital Media

Journal Articles

'Possibilities of transformation: Women's Studies in Tier II cities in Tamil Nadu, India', Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, Vol. 39, Issue 5, 2018. pp 709-722. https://doi.org/10.1080/01596306.2018.1448702

'In the Silences of a Newsroom: age, generation, and sexism in the Indian Television Newsroom', Feminist Media Studies, Vol. 16, Issue 4, 2016. pp 663-677. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2016.1193296

'The Din of Silence: Reconstructing the Keezhvenmani Dalit Massacre of 1968', SubVersions, Vol. 2, Issue 1, 2014. pp 105-130. http://subversions.tiss.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Nithila-Kanagasabai.pdf


Book Chapters

'Language, Little Magazines, and Local Feminisms: A Case Study of Magazine Cultures and the Localization of Feminist Articulations.' In T. Holmes and M. Sternadori (Eds.) The Handbook of Magazine Studies, London: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing. Inc. (Forthcoming) [ISBN: 9781119168096]

'In the Silences of a Newsroom: Age, Generation, and Sexism in the Indian Television Newsroom.' In J. Keller, J. Littler and A. Winch (Eds.), An Intergenerational Feminist Media Studies: Conflicts and Connectivities,
London: Routledge, 2018. [ISBN: 9781138563483]

'Gender and the Tamil Televisionscape.' In M.P. Srinivasan (Ed.), Multiculturalism and the Social Fabric in Australia, America, & India, Chennai: Emerald Publishers, 2018. [ISBN: 9788179664964]

'The Gendered Body in the Neoliberal Newsroom.' In B.M. Pirani and T. Smith (Eds.). Embodiment and Cultural Differences, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016. [ISBN: 9781443894678]


Co-authored Book Chapters

Gajjala, R., Kaur, S., Ayyar, V., Kanagasabai, N. & Kandukuri, D. Dialogue Interlude: Centering Marginalized Feminists. In Gajjala, R. Digital Diasporas: Labor, Affect in Gendered Indian Digital Publics (pp. 91-108). UK: Rowman and Littlefield International, 2019. [ISBN: 9781783481156]

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MA Media and Cultural Studies

Ways of Knowing: Introduction to Research Methodologies (2 credits)

Media and Cultural Studies Research (2 credits)

Working with Video I (3 credits)

MCS Media Project

MCS Research Project


Foundation Course

Module on Contemporary Media Ecologies in Foundation Course II: India's Development Challenges


Diploma in Gerontology

Ageing and Media (2 credits)

Email: nithila.kanagasabai[at]tiss[dot]edu