Prof. (Dr.) Rukmini Pande is an Assistant Professor at O.P. Jindal Global (Institution of Eminence Deemed To Be University). She completed her PhD on ‘Intersections of Identity in Media Fandom Communities’ at the University of Western Australia.
Her research interests coalesce around the field of Digital Humanities and include issues relating to intersectional identity in popular culture, new media and postcolonial cybercultures. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of Fandom Studies and has been published in multiple edited collections on fans and fandom, including Seeing Fans (edited by Paul Booth and Lucy Bennett) and in Fic: Why Fanfiction Is Taking Over the World (ed Anne Jamison). Her upcoming publications include articles and book chapters on popular culture tourism and microcelebrity in India. Finally, her dissertation is under contract to be published as a monograph with the University of Iowa Press.