Kalyan, Rohan. “Ghostly Images, Phantom Discourses, and the Virtuality of the Global.” Globalizations, December 2010, Vol. 7, No. 4: pp. 531-546.
Kalyan, Rohan. “Hip Hop Imaginaries: a Genealogy of the Present.” Journal For Cultural Research. July 2006, Volume 10, Issue 3: pp. 237-257.
“A History of the Future” (2012)
This is a short documentary film produced in Honolulu, HI. Directed and produced by Rohan Kalyan and Gorav Kalyan, the film presents the ideas of contemporary Hawaiian scholars and activists who articulate narratives of sovereignty and independence in America’s occupied fiftieth state. To view the trailer for the film, visit this link: http://vimeo.com/26782370 (password: “History”).
Awards: “Best Short Documentary” at Deep Waters Pacific Film Festival, Honolulu, HI, April 2012.
“Virtual Politics in Neoliberal India.” A blog that I have maintained since August 2008 that documents my research and scholarship. (http://virtualpolitics-india.blogspot.com/)
Professor Kalyan is currently involved in three different academic projects. First is a monograph that is based on several years of ethnographic and qualitative research in and around India's capital city of New Delhi. Entitled, Neo Delhi: Time Images of the Postcolonial City, the book examines political contests over the image and identity of a massive city undergoing rapid urban transformation. A second project is co-editing a special issue of the journal Comparative and Continental Philosophy entitled "De-colonizing Comparative Methodologies." The issue seeks to bring the insights of postcolonial theory into conversation with studies in comparative philosophy. Finally, Professor Kalyan is also an active filmmaker, producing documentary films that have been shot in India, Hawaii and the US. His current film project is entitled "Badiou - A Life" and is a feature length documentary on the life and work of the French philosopher Alain Badiou.
Politics of Globalization
New Media and Film Production
Center for South Asian Studies, University of Hawaii - Honolulu, former Program Coordinator