Areas of Interest & Expertise
- Gender & Queer Studies
- Indian writing in English
- South Indian cinema & pop culture
I teach reading and writing courses at The Language Centre in the School of Arts and Sciences. I’ve previously worked as a freelance journalist, translator, and photographer, and wrote for The News Minute, The Ladies Finger and Feminism in India regularly. I got my master’s degree from The University of Hyderabad in 2019.
I’m working on a couple of projects that are using food as a medium to explore how caste and gender operate in peri-urban Bangalore. I enjoy taking long walks through the city and interacting with the rapidly growing and changing population.
Vinay Kumar V, (2020, September 22). Blood Fry & Other Dalit Recipes from My Childhood. The Goya Journal. https://www.goya.in/blog/blood-fry-other-recipes-from-my-dalit-childhood
Vinay Kumar V, (2020, May 05). Remembering‘Nityotsava Kavi’ Nissar Ahmed, one of Kannada literature’s foremost poets. The News Minute https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/remembering-nityotsava-kavi-nissar-ahmed-one-kannada-literature-s-foremost-poets-123965
Vinay Kumar V, (2020, January 19). What a comparison of the cult hits reveals about Kannada cinema:‘Naagarahaavu’ vs‘KGF’. The News Minute https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/naagarahaavu-vs-kgf-what-comparison-cult-hits-reveals-about-kannada-cinema-116388
Vinay Kumar V, (2019, December 20). The Chithi we never forgot: Remembering Radikaa’s popular mega serial ahead of its sequel. The News Minute https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/chithi-we-never-forgot-remembering-radikaas-popular-mega-serial-ahead-its-sequel-114521
Vinay Kumar V, (2020, October 06). Moothon Is A Tale Of Love, Loss And Fading Personhood. Feminism in India. https://feminisminindia.com/2020/10/06/film-review-moothon-love-loss-fading-personhood/
Vinay Kumar V, (2020, April 20). Sammakka Sarakka Jatara: A Popular Tribal Carnival In Telangana. Feminism in India. https://feminisminindia.com/2020/04/20/sammakka-sarakka-jatara-tribal-celebration-telangana/