UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley


Berkeley Film & Media Seminar

BFMS Lecture Series: Pooja Rangan - The Skin of the Voice

Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm

188 Dwinelle Hall

Save the date! Pooja Rangan, Professor of English in Film and Media Studies at Amherst College, will be one of our visiting lecturers this fall.  Abstract to follow.

Pooja Rangan is Assistant Professor of English in Film and Media Studies at Amherst College. Her book Immediations: The Humanitarian Impulse in Documentary (Duke University Press, 2017) examines the ethic of giving voice to the voiceless in participatory media interventions. Rangan serves on the board of the Flaherty Film Seminar, and her work has been published in Feminist Media Histories, Film Quarterly, Camera Obscura, World Picture, and differences, among other venues. She is also co-editor, with Genevieve Yue, of a forthcoming special issue of the journal Discourse on “Documentary Audibilities.” Her second book-in-progress, tentatively titled The Skin of the Voice, deals with the documentary politics and aesthetics of accented speech and listening.