Shivangi Jalan is a Ph.D. 2021 student who is interested in films and queer theory. She is interested in questions of spectatorship, identification and sexuality as seen through and on the screen. She completed her Masters in Liberal Studies with a concentration in English Literature from Ashoka University in the year 2020. For her Master’s thesis, she worked on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat and her thesis was titled “Filmic Polysemy: The Many Meanings of Padmaavat.” It argues against the finality of a reading of a film, specifically Padmaavat, and attempts to read queerness in the visual metaphors of the film. She completed the Young India Fellowship in the year 2018. After that, she also worked as a Teaching Fellow in the English Department for the Foundation Course called Great Books.