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Associate Professor Vijay Devadas

Vijay Devadas_186

BA(Hons) PhD(Murd)

Office - Richardson 6C11
Tel 64 3 479 4374
Email vijay.devadas@otago.ac.nz
 

Research interests

  • Cultural Studies & Critical Theory
  • Media & Communication Studies
  • Continental Philosophy (Foucault, Derrida & Deleuze)
  • Postcolonial Theory

I am an interdisciplinary researcher trained by some of the leading scholars in critical theory, cultural studies, continental philosophy and postcolonial theory at Murdoch University, where I was awarded a PhD in Communication & Cultural Studies. My research focus is located at the interface of media-culture-society and I publish research that address key social, cultural and political debates and issues across cultures and across media platforms: cinema, print, broadcast, & new media. Some recent work has been on media and neoliberal politics in Aotearoa; media, terror & sovereignty; new media & democracy in Malaysia, cinema and migrant workers in Singapore, and Tamil cinema. I am on the editorial collective of the international journal borderlands, Associate Director of the recently formed New Zealand India Research Institute, and founding member of the Postcolonial Studies Research Network at the University of Otago.

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Publications

Hokowhitu, B., & Devadas, V. (Eds.). (2013). The fourth eye: Māori media in Aotearoa New Zealand. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 251p.

Prentice, C., Devadas, V., & Johnson, H. (Eds.). (2010). Cultural transformations: Perspectives on translocation in a global age. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 347p.

Devadas, V. (2013). Governing Indigenous sovereignty: Biopolitics and the "terror-raids" in New Zealand. In B. Hokowhitu & V. Devdas (Eds.), The fourth eye: Māori media in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 3-24). Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Devadas, V., & Velayutham, S. (2012). Cinema in motion: Tracking Tamil cinema's assemblage. In A. G. Roy & C. B. Huat (Eds.), Travels of Bollywood cinema: From Bombay to LA. (pp. 164-182). New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press India.

Devadas, V., & Nicholls, B. (2012). The meaning of John Key. New Zealand Journal of Media Studies, 13(2), 18-31. doi: 10.11157/medianz-vol13iss2id13

Edited Book - Research

Hokowhitu, B., & Devadas, V. (Eds.). (2013). The fourth eye: Māori media in Aotearoa New Zealand. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 251p.

Prentice, C., Devadas, V., & Johnson, H. (Eds.). (2010). Cultural transformations: Perspectives on translocation in a global age. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 347p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Hokowhitu, B., & Devadas, V. (2013). The Indigenous mediascape in Aotearoa New Zealand. In B. Hokowhitu & V. Devadas (Eds.), The fourth eye: Māori media in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. xv-l). Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Devadas, V. (2013). Governing Indigenous sovereignty: Biopolitics and the "terror-raids" in New Zealand. In B. Hokowhitu & V. Devdas (Eds.), The fourth eye: Māori media in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 3-24). Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Devadas, V. (2013). The shifting terrains of nationalism and patriotism in Indian cinemas. In K. M. Gokulsing & W. Dissanayake (Eds.), Routledge handbook of Indian cinemas. (pp. 218-230). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Devadas, V., & Velayutham, S. (2012). Cinema in motion: Tracking Tamil cinema's assemblage. In A. G. Roy & C. B. Huat (Eds.), Travels of Bollywood cinema: From Bombay to LA. (pp. 164-182). New Delhi, India: Oxford University Press India.

Devadas, V. (2010). Affirming diasporas as national antimonies. In C. Prentice, V. Devadas & H. Johnson (Eds.), Cultural transformations: Perspectives on translocation in a global age. (pp. 31-50). Amsterdam: Rodopi.

Devadas, V., & Velayutham, S. (2010). Tamil cinema. In K. A. Jacobsen, H. Basu, A. Malinar & V. Narayan (Eds.), Brill's encyclopedia of Hinduism (Vol. 2). (pp. 651-658). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

Prentice, C., Devadas, V., & Johnson, H. (2010). Introduction. In C. Prentice, V. Devadas & H. Johnson (Eds.), Cultural transformations: Perspectives on translocation in a global age. (pp. xi-xxxv). Amsterdam: Rodopi.

Devadas, V. (2009). Makkal Sakti: The Hindraf effect, race and postcolonial democracy in Malaysia. In D. P. S. Goh, M. Gabrielpillai, P. Holden & G. C. Khoo (Eds.), Race and multiculturalism in Malaysia and Singapore. (pp. 86-104). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Devadas, V., & Velayutham, S. (2008). Encounters with 'India': (Ethno)-nationalism in Tamil cinema. In S. Velayutham (Ed.), Tamil cinema: The cultural politics of India's other film industry. (pp. 154-171). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Devadas, V. (2007). Cartographies of dis-location: K. S. Maniam and the Indian diaspora. In E. Thumboo & R. I. Sayson (Eds.), Writing Asia: The literatures in Englishes (Vol. 1) From the inside: Asia-Pcific literatures in Englishes. (pp. 325-340). Singapore: Ethos Books.

Devadas, V. (2006). The Kangani and Maistry systems. In B. V. Lal, P. Reeves & R. Rai (Eds.), The encyclopedia of the Indian diaspora. (pp. 53-57). Editions Didier Millet in association with the National University of Singapore.

Devadas, V. (2005). Invention as intervention: Negotiating the margins of pluralism. In A. Plaw (Ed.), Frontiers of diversity: Explorations in contemporary pluralism. (pp. 156-170). Amsterdam: Rodopi.

Devadas, V. (2005). Commonwealth. In P. Poddar & D. Johnson (Eds.), A historical companion to postcolonial literatures in English. (pp. 107-108). UK: Edinburgh University Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Devadas, V., & Nicholls, B. (2012). The meaning of John Key. New Zealand Journal of Media Studies, 13(2), 18-31. doi: 10.11157/medianz-vol13iss2id13

Devadas, V. (2011). Rethinking screen encounters: Cinema and Tamil migrant workers in Singapore. Screening the Past, 32. Retrieved from http://www.screeningthepast.com/issue-32/

Devadas, V., & Prentice, C. (2011). Postcolonial popular cultures. Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 25(5), 687-693.

Devadas, V. (2008). 15 October 2007, Aotearoa: Race, terror and sovereignty. Sites, 5(1), 124-151.

Prentice, C., & Devadas, V. (2008). Postcolonial studies and the cultural politics of everyday life. Sites, 5(1), 1-19.

Devadas, V. (2006). Rethinking transnational cinema: The case of Tamil cinema. Senses of Cinema, 41. Retrieved from http://www.sensesofcinema.com/contents/06/41/transnational-tamil-cinema.html

Devadas, V., & Nicholls, B. (2002). Postcolonial interventions: Gayatri Spivak, three wise men and the native informat. Critical Horizons, 3(1), 73-101.

Devadas, V., & Nicholls, B. (2000). A contaminated critique. Third Text, 52, 86-88.

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Journal - Research Other

Devadas, V., & Prentice, C. (2007). Postcolonial politics [Editorial]. borderlands e-journal, 6(2). Retrieved from http://www.borderlands.net.au/vol6no2_2007/device_editorial.htm

Devadas, V. (2006). [Review of the book Postcolonial contradictions, ambiguities and interventions]. borderlands e-journal, 5(3). Retrieved from http://www.borderlandsejournal.adelaide.edu.au/vol5no3_2006/devadas_featherstone.htm

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