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Immediations: The Humanitarian Impulse in Documentary (Duke University Press, June 2017)


Special Issue on Documentary Audibilities, Discourse 39.3 (Fall 2017), Co-Edited with Genevieve Yue


“Audibilities: Voice and Listening in the Penumbra of Documentary – An Introduction,” Discourse 39.3 (Fall 2017, Special Issue on Documentary Audibilities edited by Pooja Rangan and Genevieve Yue): 279-291.

“In Defense of Voicelessness: The Matter of the Voice and the Films of Leslie Thornton,” Feminist Media Histories 1, no. 3 (Summer 2015): 95-126.

For a Critique of the Documentary Logic of Sobriety,” World Picture 9, Special issue on Seriousness (July 2014)

“How Do We Look? An Interview with Fatimah Tobing Rony,” Film Quarterly 67.2 (Winter 2013): 62-68.

“Humane-itarian Interventions,” differences 24.1 (2013): 104-136.

Immaterial Child Labor: Media Advocacy, Autoethnography, and The Case of Born Into Brothels,Camera Obscura 25.3 75 (2011): 142-177.

“Some Annotations on the Film Festival as an Emerging Medium in India,” South Asian Popular Culture, Special issue on Intermedia Emergence 8.2 (2010): 123-141. 

“Transitions, Transactions: Bollywood as a Signifying Practice,” in The Sarai Reader 2007: Frontiers (New Delhi: Center for the Study of Developing Societies, 2007), 273-285.


“The Skin of the Voice: Acousmatic Illusions, Ventriloquial Listening,” in Sound Objects, edited by Rey Chow and James Steintrager (Duke University Press, forthcoming in 2018)

“Auditing the Call Center Voice: Accented Speech and Listening in Sonali Gulati’s Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night (2005),” in Vocal Projections: The Voice in Documentary Film, edited by Maria Pramaggiore and Annabelle Honess Roe (Bloomsbury Academic, forthcoming in 2018)

Race, Racism, and Postcoloniality,” Co-authored with Rey Chow, in The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies, ed. Graham Huggan (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013). NB: proofs, please do not cite without author’s permission.

“Some Annotations on the Film Festival as an Emerging Medium in India,” in InterMedia in South Asia, edited by Rajendra Dudrah, Sangita Gopal, Amit Rai, and Anustup Basu (Routledge, 2012) Reprint of article in South Asian Popular Culture.


Review of Words on Screen by Michel Chion, Film Quarterly 71.1 (2017): 119-121.

“Eating Well, or the Incalculability of the Other,” Review of Alimentary Tracts: Appetites, Aversions, and the Postcolonial by Parama Roy, Parallax 19.1 (2013): 134-136.

Review of Cinema, Emergence, and the Films of Satyajit Ray by Keya Ganguly, Interventions 14.4 (2012): 632-633.

“The Elephant’s Self-Portrait: Reflections on Humane-itarianism,” Shoppinghour Magazine 09: Authentic Human (2012): 58-61.