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Giulia Battaglia
Anthropology
SOAS, University of London
UK/Italy/India
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South Asia, Indian film culture, documentary film, ethnographic film, media activism, digital technology, media practice, visual anthropology

Even though my current research focuses on Indian documentary film practices, my interests include also anthropology and tourism, participatory and collaborative media practices and film-making in general.
I am a research student at SOAS, University of London. I conducted fieldwork in India for a period of twenty months from October 2007 to June 2009. Presently I am working on my PhD thesis focusing on contemporary documentary film practices in India and its historical transformation.

2010. 'What Makes and Indian Documentary?'. Visible Evidence XVII, Bogazici University, Istanbul.

2010. 'Documentation, Documentary or Documenting Documentaries?'. Anthropology in London. University College of London (UCL).

2010. 'Performing Activism: Thirty Years of Independent Documentary Practices in India'. Documentary Now!. Birkbeck College, University of London.

2009. 'Documenting a Documentary?' 1st international Visual Method Conference. University of Leeds.

2009. 'In Search of Indian Documentary Film Audiences', Transforming Audiences 2. University of Westminister, London.

2009. 'My-self: an anthropologist...My friend: a tourist', Emotion in Motion: the passions of tourism, travel and movement. Metropolitan University, Leeds.

2009. 'Counter-hegemonic "other" vs. Oppressive-hegemonic "self", Rethinking of ownership, authorship and viewership seminar c/o Persistence and Resistence: a festival of contemporary political films. New Delhi.

2008. 'Media activisms and contemporary digital practices of digital documentary filmmaking in India', EASA Media Anthropology Network Second Workshop.Barcelona.

2007. 'Media activisms and documentary filmmaking in 'South India', Technology for Enhancing Visual Method and Data c/o International E-Social Science Conference. University of Michigan, Ann Arbour.

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