Sarah Joshi is the Director of the Pittsburgh London Film Programme, part of the University of Pittsburgh's Centre for International Studies and a Lecturer in Film and Media Studies.
Sarah holds a PhD in Humanities and Cultural Studies, an M.A. in Humanities and a B.A. in Classical Archaeology. After finishing her M.A., Sarah taught for a Humanities and Philosophy department at a local college in California. While her M.A. thesis was on the missionary compulsion to write in the last quarter of the 19th century in India, her PhD research with the London Consortium was concerned with contemporary Hindi cinema and the negotiation of interracial relationships and cultural citizenship in diasporic-centric films. Sarah’s current research interests focus on two areas of British cinema, specifically urban horror and class .
Sarah was the Manager for the University of London-Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image and the Associate Director of the Derek Jarman Lab for 3 and a half years. She has published on the Non-Resident Indian, as well as on representations of the Partition of India and Pakistan in popular film and literature. Her forthcoming publication examines werebeasts in Hindi cinema within the context of the Asian Gothic.