Aparna Shastri

Aparna Shastri

Aparna Shastri

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Global television, post-colonial studies, visual culture, South Asian cinema, mimetic theory, dialectics in film and television

Aparna Shastri is a doctoral student of Cultural Studies at George Mason University. Originally from India, she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Media from Devi Ahilya University’s Educational Multimedia Research Center, and then moved to the US for her graduate studies. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Writing, Rhetoric, and Media from Clemson University.  

Her research interests encompass a diverse array of themes like visual culture, global television studies, non-anglophone television, South Asian cinema, postcolonial studies, theories of mimesis and mimicry, literature-to-film adaptation studies, reception studies, and Victorian literature. She is interested in cross cultural interactions, visual dialectics, and the presence of cultural imperialism in the contemporary media world.