Faculty Biography

gohar-siddiqui - Clark University

Gohar Siddiqui, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Screen Studies
Department of Visual and Performing Arts

Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Phone: 1-508-793-7285
Email: gsiddiqui@clarku.edu


Professor Siddiqui joined the Department of Visual & Performing Arts in Fall 2017. She received a B.A. in English from University of Delhi, India; M.A. degrees in English from University of Delhi and from Bridgewater State in Massachusetts, and a Ph.D. in English with a concentration in Film & Screen Studies from Syracuse University.

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Transnational Film Remakes
Popular Hindi Cinema
Docudrama
Gender in Cinema
Transnational Feminism
Film Genres: Musical, Melodrama, Noir, Neo-noir

Current Research & Projects

“Bridging the Communal Gap: The Star-text of ‘Hindu-Muslim’ Salman Bhaijaan.” (essay)

“Cherry-picking Brownness on American TV: Race, Gender, and Religion in The Mindy Project.” (essay)

“Déjà Viewed: Nation, Gender, and Genre in Bollywood Remakes of Hollywood Cinema.” (book project)

Selected Publications

“New Womanhood and #LipstickRebellion: Feminist Consciousness in Lipstick Under My Burkha.” Bollywood’s New Woman. Ed. Anupama Arora and Megha Anwar. Rutgers University Press. Forthcoming.

“Docudrama’s Blurred Boundaries: Truth and Fiction in Afghani Cinema” Jump Cut 59 (Fall 2019).

“Making the Past Present: Intertextuality and Pastiche in Sriram Raghavan’s Johnny Gaddaar.” Pop Empires: Transnational and Diasporic Flows of India and Korea. Ed. Sharon Heijin Lee, Monika Mehta, and Robert Ji-Song Ku. University of Hawaii P, July 2019. Pp: 72-88. “Popular Hindi Cinema.” Oxford Bibliographies in Cinema and Media Studies. Ed. Krin Gabbard. NY: Oxford UP, 2015.

“‘Behind Her Laughter . . . Is Fear’: Domestic Abuse and Transnational Feminism in the Bollywood Remake.” Jump Cut 55 (Fall 2013).