Sudha Rajagopalan is Assistant Professor in East European Studies and teaches both in the Department of History, Archaeology and Regional Studies and in the Department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Her current research focuses on Russian audience forums on digital platforms as spaces of ‘unspectacular but vital politics.’ Her earlier work on Soviet audiences for Indian cinema is the first history of Soviet movie-going practices. Her publications also include topics ranging from reality television audiences to the role of fan communities in transforming celebrity and the manner in which digital media alter civil society practices in Russia and India. Her work is at the crossroads of cultural studies, history and media studies.
This essay has as its focus the cinephilic website kino-teatr.ru, whose aim is to facilitate film-talk among a large community of cinema afficianados on Runet. Central to the successful functioning … Read More
Every morning on Channel One, the makeover programme Fashion Verdict offers candidates and audiences sartorial advice appropriate to a middle-class sensibility. The show sets out to transform so-called dowdy candidates … Read More