Gokul K S

Gokul K S is a PhD Scholar at Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras, working with Dr. Sonika Gupta. He has an M.A in Politics and International Relations (2017-’19) from the School of International Relations and Politics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam and B Com (2014-’17) from Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram. His M.A dissertation was on “Politics of Visual Narratives: Israeli-Lebanese Conflict and Political Cinema” under the supervision of Dr. K M Seethi. He is currently working on Visual Narratives and Tibetan Exiles.

Gokul is a feature writer for Global South Colloquy on issues of cinema, culture and the politics of the Global South. He writes a column in Countercurrents on contemporary global and Indian politics. Gokul is one of the editors of Tibetscapes, the online webpage of Tibet studies collective of IIT-Madras. He is also a film critic for Cinema Paradiso Club and Prathipaksham. His blog can be reached at www.lanthanbathery.wordpress.com

Research Interests

Visual Politics, Tibetan Studies, Politics of Global South, Critical Theory, Neo-Marxism, Refugee Studies and Visual Ethnography

Journal Articles

2019. “Political Economy of North-South Divide: Reflections on the Underdevelopment of Development in India and Brazil,” Journal of Global South and Human Development, Vol. 1

Online Articles

“Visual Politics of Iranian Cinema: Social Class in Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation” Countercurrents, January 8, 2019 (https://countercurrents.org/2019/01/visual-politics-ofiranian-cinema-social-class-in-asghar-farhadis-a-separation)

“Cabral to Bolsonaro: Historia do Brazil” Countercurrents, October 30, 2018 (https://countercurrents.org/2018/10/cabral-to-bolsonaro-historia-do-brasil)

“A Brief History of Global Refugee Crisis: From Origins to Contemporary Scenario” Countercurrents, July 29, 2018 (https://countercurrents.org/2018/07/a-brief-history-ofglobal-refugee-crisis-from-origins-to-contemporary-scenario)

“Seeds of Misery: Unfolding the Chronicles of Colonialism in West Asia” Countercurrents, September 3, 2018 (https://countercurrents.org/2018/09/seeds-ofmisery-unfolding-the-chronicles-of-colonialism-in-west-asia)

“Global South and Political Oppositional Cinema,” Global South Colloquy, June 23, 2019 (http://globalsouthcolloquy.com/global-south-and-political-oppositional-cinema/)

“Before the Jasmine Bloom: Leyla Bouzid’s As I Open My Eyes,” Global South Colloquy, July 11, 2019 (http://globalsouthcolloquy.com/__trashed/)

Conference Presentations

2019. “Women Directors of Arab Cinema: Visualizing Her-Story,” International Conference on Histories of Gender: Transdisciplinary Approaches, SIRP, Mahatma Gandhi University

2019. “Political Engagements of Contemporary Malayalam Cinema: Dissecting the Question of Boundaries in Ee Ma Yau and Sudani from Nigeria,Kerala Studies Conference, School of Gandhian Thought and Development Studies, Mahatma Gandhi University



Gokul KS
Research Scholar, IIT Madras
Feature Writer, Global South Colloquy

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Countercurrents Column: https://countercurrents.org/author/gokul-k-s



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