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Simran Bhalla, Ph.D.

Affiliated Divisions:

Division of Cinema & Media Studies

Simran Bhalla is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California. She received her PhD in Screen Cultures from Northwestern University in 2021. Her research interests include state-sponsored and institutional films from India and Iran, global modernisms, and architecture and design in postcolonial film and television. She has published in Iran Namag and the Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, with forthcoming work in Cinema Iranica and in an edited volume on the Indian New Wave. She has curated film series on Arab, Indian, and Iranian cinemas, including Morning Will Come: Modernity in Indian Cinema and Liberating History: Arab Feminisms and Mediated Pasts.