Adhvaidha Kalidasan

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School: School of Communication and Design
Department: Professional Communication
Position: Lecturer
Location: RMIT Saigon South

Dr Adhvaidha Kalidasan has been passionate about research in Cultural Studies, Communications and New Media. She is also passionate about learning and implementing creative strategies to build the gaps between industry and academia.

She has experience in teaching students (undergraduate level) from India and Singapore. She has taught in fields like design, media and communications, sociology and Cultural Studies.

  • PhD in Cultural Studies in Asia from Department of Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore
  • Master of Arts in Media and Cultural Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
  • Bachelor of Design (B.Des) in Knitwear Design from National Institute of Fashion Technology, Chennai

  • Cultural Studies
  • Critical Media theory
  • Design Process for Fashion Design

  • Political Economy
  • Globalisation
  • Neo-liberalisation
  • Art and Fashion

  • Published paper titled, ‘The Hadiya Case: Human Rights Violations and State Islamophobic propaganda in India’ Special Issue: “Law as/and Culture: Reconfiguring Human Rights and Justice” in IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies · Jan 21, 2021
  • Creative Works: Upcoming comic strip titled “Support for articulating issues/trauma around sexual misconduct” in an anthology titled “Friendship by South Asian Women and Gender Queer Folx”, Editors: Shilpa Phadke and Nithila Kanagasabhai, Yoda
  • Co-produced the documentary, Wages of Change (2017)
  • Co-produced the documentary, Why This Cow-laveri Di? (2016)
  • Co-produced the music video for the protest song, Aar Koto Kal (2015)

  • Most Innovative and Creative Designer Award of Batch 2011-2015, awarded by National Institute of Fashion Technology, Chennai (2015)