V Vinay Kumar

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Caste, Cinema and Cultural Studies
  • Gender & Queer Studies
  • Indian writing in English
  • Media Studies


Vinay is a part of the Resident Faculty team at the University.

Vinay teaches at The Language Centre. He has previously worked as a freelance journalist, translator, and photographer. He has written for The News Minute, The Ladies Finger and Feminism in India about caste, literature, Kannada, Telugu, and Tamil cinema and pop-culture.

Publications and writing


  • Remembering Nityotsava Kavi’ Nissar Ahmed, one of Kannada literature’s foremost poets” (2020). The News Minute
  • What a comparison of the cult hits reveals about Kannada cinema: Naagarahaavu’ vs KGF’” (2019). The News Minute
  • The Chithi we never forgot” (2019). The News Minute
  • Dasari’s women: Revisiting the Telugu filmmaker who gave us strong’ female leads” (2019). The News Minute
  • The Many Inventive Ways To Resist CAA, NRC And NPR” (2019). Feminism In India
  • Arundhati And The Fading Feminism In The Last Decade Of Telugu Cinema” (2019). Feminism In India

Non- Fiction:

  • Blood Fry” (2020). The Goya Journal