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Ph.D. (TISS, Mumbai),
M.Phil. (Cambridge Universty, U.K.),
M.A. (SNDT University,Mumbai),
BA (St. Xavier's College,University of Mumbai)
Shilpa Phadke is a Professor at the School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She is co-author of the critically acclaimed book Why Loiter? Women and Risk on Mumbai Streets (Penguin, 2011) and co-director of the documentary film Under the Open Sky (2016). She has published both academically and in mainstream media in the areas of gender and public space, ethnographies of feminism, feminist pedagogy, risk and the city, middle-class sexualities, middle classes and the new spaces of consumption, feminist pedagogies and feminist parenting.
My research interests include: gender and the politics of space, the middle classes, sexuality and the body, feminist politics among young women, reproductive subjectivities, feminist parenting, single women and marriage, friendship, and pedagogic practices.
My areas of work include cultural studies, gender studies, urban studies, and sexuality studies.
Khule Asmaan ke Neeche (Under the Open Sky) on girls and football in Mumbra. Co-Director. Funded by Murthy Nayak Foundation, Produced by SMCS, TISS.
Doing Community Media: Collectivising in Online Spaces, in Faiz Ullah, Anjali Monteiro and KP Jayasankar (eds), Unheard Voices, Unseen Worlds: Critical Perspectives on Community Media in India, Sage forthcoming (co-author with Nithila Kanagasabai)
Rebuilding Precarious Solidarities: A Feminist Debate in Internet Time in Intimacy and Injury: In the Wake of #MeToo in India and South Africa Edited by Nicky Falkof, Shilpa Phadke and Srila Roy, Manchester University Press, forthcoming.
'“You are next”: Unmarried Urban Women in India and the “Marriage Talk', in Christiane Brosius and Jeroen deKloet (eds) Single Women in the City, Heidelberg University Press, forthcoming.
‘Why Loiter’ in Digital Lives in the Global City: Contesting Infrastructures edited by Deborah Cowen and Emily Pradis, UBC Press, forthcoming. (co-author with Sameera Khan)
‘Defending Frivolous Fun: Feminist Acts of Reclaiming Public Space in South Asia’ in South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 43:2, (2020) 281-293. DOI: 10.1080/00856401.2020.1703245 ISSN: 14790270, 00856401
‘Isolated Bubbles: Reflections on Performing New Motherhood on Facebook’ in Anjali Monteiro, KP Jayasankar and Amit Rai (eds). Diginaka: Where the Digital Meets the Local in India, Orient Blackswan (2020).
Dialogue Interlude: #WhyLoiter. (with Radhika Gajjala). In Gajjala, R. Digital Diasporas: Labor, Affect in Gendered Indian Digital Publics. UK: Rowman and Littlefield International, 2019. ISBN: 9781783481156
'Women walk out', Index on Censorship, Volume 46, Issue 4, 2017, pp. 50–53.
How to do Feminist Mothering in Urban India? Some Reflections on the Politics of Beauty and Body Shapes’ in Aesthetic Labour: Rethinking Beauty Politics in Neoliberalism, ed by Rosalind Gill, Christina Scharff, and Ana Sofia Elias, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, p.247-261.
§ ‘The Unruly Margins: Reflections on Violence in Public in Mumbai’, in Kalpana Kannabiran (ed), Violence Studies, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016, p239-251.
Moon of One's Own in Lapham's Quarterly, American Agora Foundation, Vol. 12, No. 1 Winter 2019, p56-59. (co-authored)
'A Shifting Core', ART India: The Art News Magazine of India, 2019
‘Loitering Online: Conditions of Possibility’, InPlainspeak, 15 April 2019.
Installation ‘Gendered Strategies for Loitering’ at the International Symposium on Electronic Art, developed as part of a new media residency at the National University of Singapore, July-August 2008, with Shilpa Ranade and Sameera Khan.
Installation ‘Gendered Strategies for Loitering’ at the University of Hyderabad and the Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad in March 2009 with Shilpa Ranade and Sameera Khan.
Installation ‘ Gendered Strategies for Loitering’ (along with Shilpa Ranade and Sameera Khan) selected for the exhibition: ‘What Makes India Urban?’ at Aedes Gallery, Berlin in Oct. 2009.
Research Projects (past and present):
Cultural Studies: An Introduction I, Basic Course, Semester I, 2 credits.
Cultural Studies: An Introduction II, Basic Course, Semester II, 2 credits.
Gender, Media and Culture, Optional Course, Semester III, 2 credits. (cross taught to Women's Studies and Media and Cultural Studies)
Gender, Space and Culture, Optional Course, Semester IV, 2 credits. (CBCS Course)