Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
+49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 9601
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 9602
Salma Siddique joined Prof. Sahana Udupa’s Onlinerpol team in August 2018 with an ethnographic project that examines the online practices and the offline contexts of the hijabi fashion bloggers of the British Asian Muslim community. Her research specializations include South Asian cinemas, film archives, feminist media practice and immigrant media. Her work has appeared in the journals Feminist Media Histories, Third Text and Bioscope: South Asian Screen Studies. Trained as a film practitioner in New Delhi, she has edited a number of documentaries, including her first independent film Road Less Travelled (India, 2009), an intimate portrait of an Australian migrant’s bitter-sweet relationship with Delhi. Since 2015 she has been the associate editor of Bioscope: South Asian Screen Studies. She is also a teaching associate at Gender and Media Studies for the South Asian Region, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin where she offers research seminars on post-coloniality, South Asian screen cultures, and film theory. She is currently writing her first book on cinema and partition, “An Evacuee Cinema: Travels of film cultures between Bombay and Lahore (1940-60)”, which is under contract with Cambridge University Press and will be published in early 2020.