Journal Articles & Book Chapters

2020 “Documentary Production,” Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology (forthcoming; invited)

2020 “How to Distribute Your Ethnographic Film,” in Phillip Vannini, ed. Handbook of Ethnographic Film and Video.Routledge (in-press; invited) 

2020 “Harbhajan Maan: The Transnational Migrant Success Story of Punjabi Cinema,” in Michael Lawrence ed., Indian Film Stars. BFI/Palgrave Macmillan (in-press; invited)

2020 “Transnational Hair (and Turban): Sikh Masculinity, Embodied Practices and Politics of Representation in an Era of Global Travel,” Ethnography (in press; accepted)

2019 “Degentrifying Documentary and Ethnographic Cinemas: Displacement of Community-Based Storytelling in San Francisco’s Mission District,” Pluralities,1(1) 

2017 “Multimodaility: An Invitation,” American Anthropologist, 119 (1): 142-146. (co-authored with S. Collins and M. Durington) (Recognitions: AA’s top downloaded and cited articles of 2017 & 2018) 

2017 “Censorship and Ethnographic Film: Confronting Homophobia, State Bureaucracies and Cultural Regulation in India,” Visual Anthropology Review, 33 (1): 62-73 (Recognition: VAR’s top downloaded articles of 2017)

2017 “Placing the Transnational Urban Migrant,” in Alison Bain and Linda Peake, eds. Urbanization in a Global Context. Oxford University Press: 245-259 (co-authored with M. Walton-Roberts).

2014 “Before Picking Up the Camera: My Process to Ethnographic Film,” Anthropology Now 6, 1: 72-80

2012 “Masculinity, Mobility and Transformation in Punjabi Cinema: From Putt Jattan De[Sons of Jat Farmers] to Munde UK De[Boys of UK],” South Asian Popular Culture, 10 (2): 109-122

2010 “How Milind Soman Made Me Gay: Exploring Issues of Belonging and Citizenship Among Gay South Asian Men in Diaspora,” Anthropology Today: Contemporary Trends in Social & Cultural Anthropology, 7: 87-96

Op-Eds & Essays

2019 “Murderous Men: A Transnational Analysis of Domestic Violence, ‘Toxic’ Masculinity and Patriarchy in India and in the United States” in In Plainspeak - Talking About Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues (TARSHI), Oct 15

2019 “Multimodality and the Future of Anthropological Research and Scholarship” in Arts & International Affairs, 4 (1) 

2017 “Film as Powerful Feminist Medium” in Dána-Ain Davis and Christa Craven, eds. Feminist Ethnography: Thinking Through Methodologies, Challenges, and Possibilities. Rowman & Littlefield: 138-139

2016 “What the Sikh Turban Means to Masculinity in These Transnational Times,” in In Plainspeak – Talking About Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues (TARSHI), Sept 15 

2016 “Orlando Observances,” Feminist Studies 42 (2): 530-531

2016 “Kothi.” In Nancy Naples (ed.), Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality, 1st edition. 

2015 “Why India’s Daughter Does a Disservice to Both Men & Women,” The Huffington Post, Mar 12 

2015 “इससेपोर्न(कामुकसामग्री) काक्यालेनादेना? भारतमेंनारीवाद, यौनिकता, पोर्नोग्राफीऔरमर्दानगी [What’s Porn Got to Do With It: On Feminism, Masculinity and Sexuality in India],” In Plainspeak (TARSHI), Nov 1 

2015 “Two Supreme Courts with Two Very Different Ideas of Gay Rights,” The Wire, July 2

2013 “Refusing to be Criminals (Again): Struggle for Equality Continues in India,” The Huffington Post, Dec 14 

2012 “Unthreatening the Sikh Turban,” Anthropology News, Aug 29

Book & Film Reviews

2016 “Review of Stanley I. Thangaraj’s Desi Hoop Dreams: Pickup Basketball and the Making of Asian American Masculinity.” Anthropological Quarterly 89, 3: 957-962

2016 “Review ofThe Sound of Old Rooms, dir. Sandeep Ray.” American Anthropologist 118, 3: 630-631

2015 “Review of Naisargi N. Dave’s Queer Activism in India: A Story in the Anthropology of Ethics.” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 21: 246-247

2014 “Review of Nicholas Nisbett’s Growing Up in the Knowledge Society: Living the IT Dream in Bangalore.” The Canadian Geographer 58, 2: 28-29 

2013 “Review of Tejaswani Ganti’s Producing Bollywood: Inside the Contemporary Hindi Film Industry.” Visual Anthropology Review 29, 2: 154-156