Ananya Parikh is currently pursuing her PhD on silent cinema cultures in and around Bombay Presidency in Cinema Studies, at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, under Dr. Ira Bhaskar. She has completed her MA in Arts and Aesthetics and M.Phil on “experimental cinemas” of the Indian New Wave from the same institution.
Along with her research, Ananya Parikh has also been taking lectures at various colleges and film institutes across Mumbai and Delhi and has worked with Katha Centre of Film Studies, Magic Lantern Foundation and Majlis Culture.
She speaks Bangla, English, Gujarati and Hindi and is in the process of exploring further into their literary and cultural traditions. Her current research interests include film and performance historiography, comparative film, visual and literary studies, folk and oral narratives in Indian film and performance, experimental film movements and curatorial practices in film.