Shweta Kishore lectures in Screen and Media at RMIT University.
Shweta Kishore lectures in Screen and Media at RMIT University. She is the author of 'Indian Documentary Film and Filmmakers: Independence in Practice' (2018, Edinburgh University Press). Shweta's research on Indian documentary, documentary ethics, feminist film, and activist film festivals has appeared in Third Text, Bioscope, Camera Obscura, Feminist Media Studies, Studies in Documentary Film and Senses of Cinema.
She is a documentary practitioner and in 2019 curated 'Artist Cinema: Moving image and film from Vietnam' at the Kochi Muziris Biennale, India, and 'Moving Reels: Vietnam Looks At South Asia' at The Factory Contemporary Art Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. She is currently working on her forthcoming edited collection entitled 'Resistance in Aesthetics and Practice in Indian Documentary Film' (Edinburgh University Press).
Shweta teaches Cinema Studies in the Bachelor of Communication (Media). Shweta supervises PhD projects on documentary film theory and practice; film and history; screen cultures; and popular culture in South Asia. She is an advisory board member of the journal Studies in Documentary Film.
- 2022 Moderator, "Dalit voices and representation in Writing with Fire" (documentary, 2022) Human Rights Arts and Film Festival, Melbourne; Castlemaine Documentary Festival, Victoria
- 2019 Curator, "Vietnamese experimental artist cinema" Kochi Biennale, India
- 2018 Curator, "Moving Reels" South Asian Film Screening interactive discussion forum at The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, Vietnam
- 2016 Feature film programmer, Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia
- 2014 Curator and public presentation, "Screening Modernity, Westminster University, London
- 2014 Kishore, S., "Transcending Testimony: An interview with filmmaker Deepa Dhanraj" The Conversation,
- 2014 Kishore, S., "Death begets life in Rajesh Jala's Children of the Pyre" The Conversation
- 2014 Strand concept and curator, "India in Flux: Living Resistance", Melbourne International Film Festival, Organised in association with Faculty of Arts, Monash University
- 2013 Masterclass, "Production Design in Cinema", Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival, Malaysia
- Kishore, S. (2023). Re-framing documentary’s victims: documentary and collective victimhood at Indian media collective Chalchitra Abhiyan In: Studies in Documentary Film, 17, 14 - 31
- Kishore, S. (2023). Social aesthetics and an unreliable narrator: engaging with homelessness in Cities of Sleep In: Studies in Documentary Film, , 1 - 22
- Kishore, S.,Stiff, A. (2021). Co-constructed Documentary Film: collaboration, dialogue, and performance in researching gender and contemporary art in Vietnam In: Feminist Media Studies, 21, 973 - 991
- Kishore, S. (2020). ‘The practice and politics of radical documentary circulation: A case-study of tactical media in India’ In: Contemporary radical film culture : networks, organisations and activists, Routledge, United Kingdom
- Kishore, S. (2019). “Out of place” bodies and gender: urban exclusion and emplacement as documentary method in My Own City In: Feminist Media Studies, 19, 619 - 636
- Kishore, S. (2019). Artist Cinema from Vietnam In: Kochi Muziris Biennale Kochi, India
- Kishore, S. (2018). Indian Documentary Film and Filmmakers, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, Scotland
- Kishore, S.,Butt, Z. (2018). Moving Reels In: The Factory Contemporary Arts centre - Public Programmes Ho Chi Minh City, Vienam
- Kishore, S. (2017). Interview with Paromita Vohra: remaking the "political" in social documentary In: Camera Obscura, 32, 167 - 177
- Kishore, S. (2017). The promise of portability: CENDIT and the infrastructure, politics, and practice of video as little media in India 1972-1990 In: BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies, 8, 124 - 145
3 PhD Current Supervisions
- Doctorate of Philosophy (Film and Television Studies), Monash University, 2016
- PG Dip.of Education (Secondary), University of Melbourne, 2004
- Master of Arts (Mass Communication), Jamia University, 1998