Christiane Brosius is a cooperation partner with For Digital Dignity, Project ONLINERPOL and Professor of Visual and Media Anthropology at the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. With a background in Art History and Art Education, she became interested in contexts of art production, dissemination and consumption. For her book Empowering Visions. A Study on Videos and the Politics of Cultural Nationalism in India (2005), Brosius explored the iconography, rhetoric and production context of video propaganda of the Hindu Right (especially during the late 1980s to 1990s). Her other research interests are ‘ritual agency’, urban anthropology, diaspora studies, and commercial Hindi film. Her latest book is India’s Middle Class. New Forms of Urban Leisure, Consumption and Prosperity (2010). It carries ethnographic case studies about urban architecture and town-planning, heritage tourism and spiritualism, and lifestyle specialists and magazines.