Nandini is an Assistant Professor of an interdisciplinary film and media studies (link to http://fams.lafayette.edu/) program at Lafayette College, a liberal arts college in Pennsylvania. She teaches courses in film theory and production such as Introduction to Film and Media Studies, Making Media I and II, Women Make Movies/Movies Make Women, Poetics and Politics of Film, World Cinema and Documentary Theory and Production and The Spectre of Race. She also co-taught Dancing Cultures: Embodying Performance.

Prior to this appointment she has taught at Swarthmore College, Hunter College, CUNY and Hofstra University as a visiting assistant professor. She received her PhD in Anthropology from The Graduate Center, CUNY in 2010. She is the author of Grounded Stances and Languid Bodies: The Curving Pathway of Neoclassical Odissi Dance, Berghahn Books, (2016)  an ethnography on how Odissi  has transformed from a ritual in a sacralized space to a transnational performance in the public sphere. For more information: http://www.berghahnbooks.com/title.php?rowtag=SikandLanguid

 

Links

http://news.lafayette.edu/2011/08/05/initiative-to-grow-the-faculty-will-position-lafayette-as-a-premier-liberal-arts-institution/

http://news.lafayette.edu/2010/11/12/the-world-is-their-lab-five-anthropologists-journey-to-peru-st-john-france-japan-and-india/

http://news.lafayette.edu/2012/10/23/daniela-filip-15-contributes-to-two-films-by-professor-nandini-sikand/