Salma Siddique is postdoctoral fellow at the ONLINERPOL project at the Ludwigs Maximilians University, Munich. Her doctoral research Between Bombay and Lahore: A partition history of cinema in South Asia was completed at the University of Westminster, London. Based on new archival discoveries made in India and Pakistan, her thesis investigated the inflections produced by partition in film cultures constituted between the two colonial cities of Bombay and Lahore. She has published on this area in the journals Feminist Media Histories, Third Text and Bioscope: South Asian Screen Studies. Prior to joining LMU, Salma was a Dahlem Research School fellow at Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, Freie Universität Berlin.
Trained as a film practitioner in New Delhi, she has edited a number of documentaries, including her first independent film Road Less Travelled (India, 2009), an intimate portrait of an Australian migrant’s bitter-sweet relationship with Delhi. Since 2015 she has been the associate editor of Bioscope: South Asian Screen Studies. She is also a teaching associate at Gender and Media Studies for the South Asian Region, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin where she offers research seminars on postcoloniality, South Asian screen cultures, and film theory.