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Sangita Shresthova

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new media
popular culture
participatory learning
news and politics

Sangita is the Research Director of Henry Jenkins’ Media Activism & Participatory Politics (MAPP) project based at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at University of Southern California (http://ypp.dmlcentral.net/). Her work focuses on the intersection between popular culture, performance, new media, politics, and globalization. Sangita holds a Ph.D. from UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures and MSc. degrees from MIT and LSE. Her book on Bollywood dance and globalization (Is It All About Hips?) was published by SAGE Publications in 2011. Drawing on her background in Indian dance and new media is also the founder of Bollynatyam’s Global Bollywood Dance Project.