Angad Chowdhry completed his MA and PhD at SOAS, University of London. He was co-editor of Indian mass media and the politics of change (Routledge, Delhi 2010). Currently he is engaged in digital ethnography across a number of societies in Asia and Africa, which has helped several of the world’s leading brands better understand consumer shifts, cultural codes, communication and product opportunities. He does this with and the Design Thinking firm



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Richard Fox completed his Religious Studies and Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) in 2002. Subsequently he has held research and teaching positions at Williams College, Harvard University, Universitas Udayana and the University of Chicago, followed by fieldwork in Bali on a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award. He is currently a member of the Material Text Cultures Collaborative Research Centre and teaches in the Institut für Ethnologie, at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg.


Ron Inden is Emeritus Professor of History and of South Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago. His current interest is in how people construct paradises or utopias on earth in and beside their everyday lives. These involve practices ranging from ‘rituals’ in medieval or traditional societies to the ‘media' in modern ones and, especially in India, the world of cinema.


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Ivan Kwek holds a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London). He is currently teaching media, visual culture and visual ethnography at the National University of Singapore.  His academic career comes on the back of more than 15 years of experience as a TV current affairs and documentary producer/director. 


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Matti Pohjonen finished his MA and PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), the University of London. He is currently a VOX-Pol Fellow at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IFSH) at the University of Hamburg and at the Intelligent Systems Lab (ISLA) at the University of Amsterdam.



Natalia Theodoridou studied at the University of Chicago, Royal Holloway University of London and SOAS. She is currently teaching critical theory at the University of Portsmouth.


Kate Wakeling is a writer and researcher based in Oxford. She studied music at Cambridge University, holds a PhD from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and is currently a Research Fellow at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance.

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