Parvati Nair, India
Parvati Nair is currently on secondment from Queen Mary, University of London to work as Founding Director of the United Nations University Institute in Barcelona, Spain, which focuses on globalization, culture and mobility. She is Professor of Hispanic, Cultural and Migration Studies at Queen Mary, University of London. Her research is in Cultural Studies, with a particular interest in theories and representations of migration, mobility, urban spaces, displacement, ethnicity and gender. She writes mainly on photography, film and music in these contexts and relies on an interdisciplinary approach that includes fieldwork. She is the Principal Editor of Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture and on the editorial board of the Hispanic Research Journal. Parvati Nair has published and spoken in the media, in particular in the Guardian and on BBC Radio 4. She also writes a blog on flamenco that is linked to her research interests in this area.