Sanghita Sen

Sanghita Sen


  • KY16 9AD

    United Kingdom

Personal profile

Research overview

My research area includes creative practices (documentary filmmaking and video-essays), film &media studies, postcolonial and gender studies, Feminism, Indian culture, Indian epics and mythology,  Bengali language/literature/culture, English and postcolonial literature, and English language teaching.

For my current research project I'm looking at the representation of the Naxal Movement (a radical left revolutionary movement between 1967 and 1975) on Indian Screen.

For my first doctoral project I studied post-1992 Indian advertisements and how they accommodated, appropriated, and propagated a variety of received notions of the Indian nation.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Literature, Nationalisms and Popular Aesthetics in Post-1992 Indian Advertisements, Jadavpur University


Award Date: 29 May 2013

Master of Arts, Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Language, University of London


Award Date: 30 Oct 2007

Master of Philosophy, English Linguistics and Phonetics, Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, India


Award Date: 7 Oct 1997

Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching of English, Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, India


Award Date: 20 Sept 1995

Master of Arts, English Literature, University of Burdwan


Bachelor of Arts, English Literature (Honours), University of Burdwan


External positions

Associate Professor of English, Kalyani Government Engineering College

14 Feb 20149 Mar 2015

Associate Professor of English, Presidency University

10 Jul 201013 Feb 2014

Associate Professor of English, Presidency University

29 Nov 20079 Jul 2010

Director, Institute of English, Calcutta

29 Sept 200417 Oct 2006

Senior Lecturer of English, University of North Bengal

19 Apr 199728 Sept 2004


  • PE English
  • Indian Writing in English
  • Postcolonial Literature
  • Gender studies
  • Bengali Culture
  • Women's writing
  • PI Oriental languages and literatures
  • Bengali language and Literature
  • Hindi Language and Literature
  • Bengali Folk culture
  • Indian Epics and Mythology
  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
  • Indian Films
  • Film Thory
  • Advertisements
  • Television Series


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