Name- Radha Dayal
Profile- Associate Professor
Bachelors of Architecture, Sushant School of Art and Architecture; 1996
Masters in Liberal Arts, Temple University, Philadelphia, 2000
Masters in Contemporary Cinema Cultures, 2008
Radha Dayal is an architect and film researcher. She practiced architecture at several firms in Delhi before pursuing her higher education in liberal arts and later, film. She was part of the education team at INTACH, Delhi where she trained teachers across the country to help them include and teach heritage through their school curriculum. She developed teaching resources and conducted several projects for school children across Delhi including a radio programme on heritage. Her multidisciplinary interests lean towards intersectionalities in architecture, space, the city, representation of the city in film, critical theory and cultural studies. She has taught architecture and English in the US (Temple University), film studies, critical theory and research methods in the UK (University of Westminster), and film and architecture in Delhi. She has been a full time faculty at SSAA since May 2017 and is track director for the Humanities and coordinator for the Dissertation module. Her current teaching includes architectural design for first years, theory and method across the first three years, history of architecture (the modern period) and various electives using film to understand space, gender, and the city.
Research areas include cinema, city theories and representations in film, Delhi, modern architecture in India, 1950s Bombay cinema, Marxism.
- In The Wink of an Eye: The Comedic Universe of Johnny Walker in Indian Film Stars, ed. Michael Lawrence, London: BFI / Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming 2020)
- Higher Education Academy, UK
- Council of Architecture, India