Rosie Thomas is Professor of Film whose research expertise lies in two areas: Indian cinema and documentary practice. She is a pioneer of the academic study of popular Indian cinema, and co-founder and co-editor of BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies, a journal and forum for research on the history and theory of South Asian film, screen-based arts and new media screen cultures. Her monograph Bombay Before Bollywood: Film City Fantasies was published in 2013 by Orient Blackswan, and republished in 2015 by SUNY Press. Rosie’s documentary interests date back to her earlier career as an independent television producer. She has made documentaries and current affairs programmes for UK’s Channel Four television on a range of subject matters, from health and mental health issues to South Asian politics, arts and culture. She is Co-investigator with Professor Joshua Oppenheimer on the AHRC-funded project Documentary of the Imagination.
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Film and Media
Film and media research is a long standing area of excellence at CREAM, and leads the field for interdisciplinary approaches to moving image practices and their discourses. CREAM research ranges from experimental documentary to moving image installations of international renown.