Assistant professor of writing and digital media
areas of expertise: film, documentary, migration, diaspora, south asia
Vivek Bald is a documentary filmmaker and scholar whose work focuses on histories of migration and diaspora, particularly from the South Asian subcontinent.
His current work, which examines the desertion and settlement of Indian Muslim merchant sailors in U.S. port cities in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, is the basis for a forthcoming book, Bengali Harlem and the Hidden Histories of South Asian New York, and a documentary film, In Search of Bengali Harlem.
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