Faculty Profile


Name : Veena  Hariharan
Designation : Associate Professor
Centre/School/Special Centre : School of Arts & Aesthetics
Room No : 05
Off. Phone :
Residence : 9971148160
Email : veenahariharan@mail.jnu.ac.in   hariharan.veena@gmail.com
Personal webpage : http://www.jnu.ac.in/Faculty/veena


PhD, Critical Studies, University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts, 2011
Graduate Certificate in Visual Studies, University of Southern California, 2008
M.A., Critical Studies, University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts, 2006 

Areas of Interest/Specialization

Transnational cinema, Silent cinema, Colonial and Postcolonial cinemas; Visual cultures of empire and nation; home movies and amateur film, International documentary and avant-garde film, Ecocinema, Regional cinemas 


Worked in Advertising, Media production and Academic & trade publishing before entering the PhD at University of Southern California, Los Angeles;
Working as Assistant Professor at JNU from 2010 onwards 

Awards & Honours

Margaret Beveridge Senior Fellowship, Jamia Millia University, New Delhi, 2010-11
The Oakley Fellowship, University of Southern California, 2009-10
Summer Research Grant, USC Visual Studies, Summer 2009
SCA Award, University of Southern California, 2008-09
Peer Pederson Award, University of Southern California, 2007-08
Cinema Circulus Award, University of Southern California,2005-06 

International Collaboration/Consultancy


Best Peer Reviewed Publications (upto 5)

(2012), "The Twice-Lived Fragment of Time: Memory, Time-travel and the Photographic Image in Chris Marker’s La Jetée", Journal of the Moving Image. 11: 134-51

(2014), "At home in the Empire: The Colonial Home Movies of Edgar S Hyde", Bioscope: South Asian Screen Studies. 5(1): 49-61

(2014), "Representations of Violence in the First-Person Documentary: Archival Footage and Documentary consciousness", Studies in South Asian Film & Media. 6(1): 45-59

(2015), "Inner-city Symphony: Water Ritual #1 An Urban Rite of Purification". In Alternative Projections: Avant-Garde Film in Los Angeles, 1940-80 edited by David E. James. UK: John Libbey Publishing. 215-26

(2015) "Through the Painter’s Eye: MF Husain and Film". In A Voyage of Discovery by MF Husain. Marguerite and Kent S Charugundla. Tamarind Art Gallery, New York. 3-9. 

Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books (upto 3)

Guest Editor, Wide Screen, Special Issue 2012, "Art, Performance and Documentary" 

Patents (if any)