Nitin Govil is Associate Professor in the Department of Critical Studies at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California (USC). Prior to joining USC in 2012, he was on the Media Studies faculty at the University of Virginia, the Communication faculty at the University of California, San Diego, and held a visiting appointment in the School of Arts and Aesthetics at Jawaharlal Nehru University. His research and teaching revolve around global media, with a focus on film culture in comparative contexts. He is the co-author of Global Hollywood (2001) and Global Hollywood 2 (2005). His new book is Orienting Hollywood: A Century of Film Culture between Los Angeles and Bombay.
Other work has been published in journals like Cinema Journal, Television and New Media, BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies, Radical Philosophy, and the International Journal of Communication. His work has also appeared in book collections that include Media Industries: History, Theory, and Method, No Limits: Studies of Media from India, The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry, Television Studies, The Bollywood Reader, Media/Space: Place, Scale and Culture in a Media Age, the Sarai Reader series, and Contracting Out Hollywood. His writing has been translated into Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Turkish. He is currently completing a co-authored study of the Indian film industries and a book on transnational media culture during the Cold War.