Mansa Narain

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PhD Student

Mansa Narain is a budding film scholar, a filmmaker, and an educator from India. She has an M.A. in Cinema Studies from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University and a Bachelor of Media Studies degree from Symbiosis International University, Pune, India. In her doctoral work, Mansa focuses on trending contemporary women-centric Hindi language narrative fictional media content (films and web series). She aims to investigate the influence of AI-engineered hyper-personalization through machine learning algorithms on the transnational distribution of this media content on the Over-The-Top (OTT) subscription-based media platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. She is currently a Ph.D. student and a teaching assistant in the Radio-Television-Film (RTF) department at the University of Texas at Austin.

Areas of Focus: Streaming Platforms and Technologies, Feminist Media Studies, Queer Studies, Identity and Representation, Hindi language Cinema.