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Jyotsna Kapur

Jyotsna Kapur, Professor, Director Honors Program


Dr. Jyotsna Kapur is a Professor of Cinema and Media Studies and cross-appointed with Sociology. Her research and teaching interests include: Marxist-feminist theory of media arts and culture; the cultural politics of labor, class, race, and sexuality in neoliberalism; History and theory of the documentary idea; Third Cinema; and Global children's media culture and its relation to time consciousness. She is the author of The Politics of Time and Youth in Brand India: Bargaining with Capital (2013), Coining for Capital:  Movies, Marketing, and the Transformation of Childhood (2005); and with Keith Wagner, Neoliberalism and Global Cinema: Capital, Culture, and Marxist Critique (2012).  She is currently working on 19th century rethinking of the relationship between art, technology, and mass production relating it to the emerging thinking, including Marx's, of the concept of species-being and its relationship to the aesthetic impulse.


Ph.D. (Radio TV Film), Northwestern University, 1998
M.P.S. (communication Arts) Cornell University, 1992
M.Phil (History), Delhi University, 1988

Jyotsna Kapur

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