Sonika Jain's principal areas of research are film practice and studies especially contemporary Bombay cinema as much as pilgrimage practice and studies, yoga philosophy and practice and media research and methods. She has published in magazines, journals, conference proceedings and books about national and international, fiction and documentary cinema as well other areas of interests.
She has been teaching undergraduate and masters courses in film ranging from creative, theoretical, technical to managerial aspects. She has also taught media research subjects, supervised written dissertations & research projects, and mentored film projects—short fiction films and documentaries. She has exhibited creative projects such as solo and collective photography exhibitions and independent video projects etc.
She has contributed to academic innovations by designing new programs and courses at University of Delhi, New Delhi and Amity University, Noida (India) including co-designing and running the flagship MBA Media Management. She completed her bachelor’s degree from Lady Shri Ram College (LSR) for Women (University of Delhi), a master’s degree in mass communication with emphasis on film practice from Jamia Millia Islamia University, and a Practice-based PhD in documentary film practice and studies from Department of Drama: Theatre, Film & TV, University of Bristol, United Kingdom. Her practice and written thesis closely examined the representation of middle class North Indian women related to marriage and reflexive and participatory traditions in Western documentaries, Indian independent documentaries and post-1990s Bombay cinema. She can be reached on her email address: email@example.com for any exchange of ideas on cinema.