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Dr Anamik Saha

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PositionLecturer in Media, Communications and Promotion
Email a.saha (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7717 3258
Dr Anamik Saha

I am the convener for BA Media and Communications degree programme. I am the current module convener for Music as Communication and Creative Practice. I also teach on Promotional Media II.

Prior to joining the Department of Media and Communications I worked in the Institute of Communications Studies at the University of Leeds, firstly as an ESRC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, then as a Lecturer in Communications Studies. This is my second stint at Goldsmiths, having completed my PhD in the Sociology department in 2010. I have held visiting fellowships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and at Trinity College, Connecticut.

My research interests are in ‘race’, cultural industries and cultural production, relating to wider questions of capitalism, commodification and the governance of racial and ethnic identities. My doctoral research was based upon an ethnographic study of British Asian cultural production in three cultural sectors – television, theatre and publishing – and looked at how representations of ‘race’ are shaped by the conditions of cultural production, fusing my interests in cultural industries and postcolonial theory. I am very interested in the experience of creative labour, particularly from the perspective of minority cultural producers, and have also conducted research on popular music, and cities and the aesthetic expressions of urban multiculture.

I am currently working on a book entitled Race and the Cultural Industries.

Areas of supervision

I would be interested in supervising PhDs in any of the following areas:

  • ‘Race’, the media and representation
  • Cultural industries and cultural production
  • British Asian culture and cultural politics
  • Postcolonial theory
  • Popular music
  • Cities and urban (multi)cultures

Conferences

I organised the ‘Race and the Cultural Industries‘ conference, held at the University of Leeds in 2011, in conjunction with the MeCCSA Race Network and the ECREA Media Industries and Cultural Production Temporary Working Group

I co-organised the Advancing Media Production ICA post-conference and IAMCR pre-conference, also at the University of Leeds, in the summer of 2013.

I organised an ICA pre-conference on The Cultural Politics of Protest, which was held at the University of Washington in Seattle, May 2014.

Publications

Edited Book

Advancing Media Production Research: Shifting Sites, Methods, and Politics
Paterson, Chris; Lee, David; Saha, Anamik and Zoellner, Anna, eds. 2015. Advancing Media Production Research: Shifting Sites, Methods, and Politics. Palgrave. ISBN 9781137541932

Edited Journal

‘Race and Ethnicity in Cultural Production’ Special issue of Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture.
Saha, Anamik and Hesmondhalgh, David, eds. 2013. ‘Race and Ethnicity in Cultural Production’ Special issue of Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture..

Book Section

The marketing of race and ethnicity in the cultural industries
Saha, Anamik. 2015. The marketing of race and ethnicity in the cultural industries. In: Justin Connor and Kate Oakley, eds. The Routledge Companion to the Cultural Industries. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0415706209

Ambivalent Affect/Emotion: Conflicted Discourses of Multicultural Belonging
Saha, Anamik and Watson, Sophie. 2014. Ambivalent Affect/Emotion: Conflicted Discourses of Multicultural Belonging. In: Hannah Jones and Emma Jackson, eds. Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging: Emotion and Location. London: Routledge, pp. 99-111. ISBN 978-1138000650

The cultural industries in a critical multicultural pedagogy
Saha, Anamik. 2013. The cultural industries in a critical multicultural pedagogy. In: David Ashton and Caitriona Noonan, eds. Cultural Work and Higher Education. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 214-231. ISBN 978-1137013934

“Benny Hill Theatre: "Race," Commodification, and the Politics of Representation”
Saha, Anamik. 2013. “Benny Hill Theatre: "Race," Commodification, and the Politics of Representation”. In: Jonathan Gray and Derek Johnson, eds. A Companion to Media Authorship. John Wiley & Sons, pp. 239-256. ISBN 978-0470670965

Article

‘"Curry Tales": The production of race and ethnicity in the cultural industries’
Saha, Anamik. 2013. ‘"Curry Tales": The production of race and ethnicity in the cultural industries’. Ethnicities, 13(6), pp. 818-837. ISSN 1468-7968

“Multiculturalism: A Critical Introduction by Michael Murphy”
Saha, Anamik. 2013. “Multiculturalism: A Critical Introduction by Michael Murphy”. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 36(1), pp. 222-224. ISSN 0141-9870

Citizen Smith more than Citizen Kane? Genres-in-progress and the cultural politics of difference
Saha, Anamik. 2013. Citizen Smith more than Citizen Kane? Genres-in-progress and the cultural politics of difference. South Asian Popular Culture, 11(1), pp. 97-102. ISSN 1474-6689

'Suburban Drifts: mundane multiculturalism in outer London'
Watson, Sophie and Saha, Anamik. 2013. 'Suburban Drifts: mundane multiculturalism in outer London'. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 36(12), pp. 2016-2034. ISSN 0141-9870

'Race, ethnicity and cultural production'
Hesmondhalgh, David and Saha, Anamik. 2013. 'Race, ethnicity and cultural production'. Popular Communication, 11(3), pp. 179-195. ISSN 1540-5702

'Locating MIA: ‘Race’, commodification and the politics of production'
Saha, Anamik. 2012. 'Locating MIA: ‘Race’, commodification and the politics of production'. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 15(6), pp. 736-752. ISSN 1367-5494

'Beards, scarves, halal meat, terrorists, forced marriage’: television industries and the production of ‘race’
Saha, Anamik. 2012. 'Beards, scarves, halal meat, terrorists, forced marriage’: television industries and the production of ‘race’. Media, Culture & Society, 34(4), pp. 424-438. ISSN 0163-4437

'Negotiating the Third Space: British Asian Independent Record Labels and the Cultural Politics of Difference',
Saha, Anamik. 2011. 'Negotiating the Third Space: British Asian Independent Record Labels and the Cultural Politics of Difference',. Popular Music and Society, 34(4), pp. 437-454. ISSN 0300-7766

Changing Ambivalences Exploring Corporate Sponsorship in the New Culturally Diverse Artistic Practices
Saha, Anamik. 2007. Changing Ambivalences Exploring Corporate Sponsorship in the New Culturally Diverse Artistic Practices. Journal of Creative Communications, 2(1-2), pp. 23-41. ISSN 0973-2586

“Londonstani” by Gautam Malkani; “Tourism” by Nirpal Singh Dhaliwal
Saha, Anamik. 2007. “Londonstani” by Gautam Malkani; “Tourism” by Nirpal Singh Dhaliwal. darkmatter Journal : In the Ruins of Imperial Culture,