I am Rituparna Patgiri and I have a PhD in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). My PhD thesis explored how mobile theatre of Assam occupies features of a counter-public but is a part of the larger Assamese public culture. It is often seen as an assertion of Assamese identity in the face of increasing globalization. Yet, at the same time, it has adapted itself to the commercial demands of the time by using the latest technologies and content. I am currently in the process of converting my thesis into a book. My larger research interests lie in media, public culture, gender and food.
I am also a co-founder of Doing Sociology (https://doingsociology.org) - an independent, women-led academic blog dedicated towards promoting sociological consciousness. As part of this blog, I have been regularly interviewing scholars and also been part of several book discussions.
Rituparna Patgiri has a PhD in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Her research interests lie in the areas of food, media, gender and public. She is also one of the co-founders of Doing Sociology. Patgiri can be reached at @Rituparna37 on Twitter.