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Harjant Gill

American University

Anthropology with a concentration in race, gender and social justice



Harjant Gill is associate professor of anthropology at Towson University. His research examines the intersections of masculinity, modernity, transnational migration and popular culture in India. Gill is also an award-winning filmmaker and has made several ethnographic films that have screened at international film festivals and on television channels worldwide including BBC, Doordarshan (Indian National TV) and PBS. Gill is  Point Foundation alumnus and a former recipient of Fulbright-Nehru Research Fellowship and American Institute of Indian Studies Performing Arts Fellowship. He co-directed the SVA Film & Media Festival (2012-2014), and currently serves on the board of directors of Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA) and co-edits the Multimodal Anthropologies section of the journal American Anthropologist. His website is

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