Janet Staiger Lecture in Gender and Sexuality: Shumona Goel

February 8 @ 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm CDT
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Filmmaker Screening and Talk: Shumona Goel
3:30 pm • CMB 4.122 Studio 4C
Additional support for this event has been provided by the South Asia Institute.

Shumona Goel is a filmmaker based in Uttrakhand, India. In 1997, she graduated in Film from Bard College (USA). She also studied Anthropology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (UK). Shumona's films have been screened in many film festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival and The Berlin International Film Festival. Her films have won awards such as the Best Short Film Award at the London International Film Festival and The Stan Brakhage Film at Wit's End Award at the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Her work has also been exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum and the Tate Modern. For over twenty years, Shumona has worked with various people’s movements for land and labour rights in India. She is also been a member of feminist groups working on different issues like sexuality, health, poverty, and education.

About the Janet Staiger Lecture in Gender and Sexuality
Beginning in 1994, faculty members in the Department of Radio-Television-Film have annually organized the visit and lecture by guest scholars and filmmakers to emphasize our critical focus on gender and sexuality in film and TV, including feminist and queer media theory, criticism, and production. World-class scholars and filmmakers continue to bring diversity of thinking in humanities and social science research and innovative practices in fiction and documentary filmmaking, inspiring all of us to reach further and grow together in our work.

The series has been endowed by Janet Staiger, the William P. Hobby Centennial Professor Emeritus of Communication and Professor Emeritus of Women's and Gender Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Staiger is a pioneer in film studies with ground-breaking research and publications in authorship theory, modes of production, cultural and political issue of representation, genre theory, the historical reception of cinema and television, and historiographical issues in writing media histories.


Start Date: February 8 @ 3:30pm

End Date: February 8 @ 4:45pm

Event Categories: Guest Speaker Lecture Screening

Location: CMB 4.122 Studio 4C

Website: RTF Media Studies Colloquium series


Target audience: Alumni , Faculty , General Public , Staff , Students