I heard fantastic feedback from all my students. They really appreciated that it was so intersectional.
— Amherst College

Imran is available for speaking engagements at schools, universities, film festivals, conferences, and any events which cover topics of race, gender, and the media.

Selected Talks:

  • South Asian American Masculinities in Popular Culture

  • Who Are the Men Who Riot and Kill?: Men, Media, and Learning to Dominate

  • How to Make White Movies: Deconstructing Whiteness on Screen

  • How Hollywood Can Tell Better Love Stories: Race & Gender in Romantic Film

As a thought leader on issues of media representation, they have led impactful workshops with students of all ages across the country, including at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Rutgers University, Amherst College, and the University of California-Berkeley. 

Imran gave a TEDx talk titled, “How Hollywood Can Tell Better Love Stores,” and has appeared on programs like Fusion's Alicia Menendez Tonight. They have been a featured speaker at the Citizen Jane Film Festival, the Bioneers Conference, and participated in conferences on gender in the media at The White House.  

I appeared on this panel with Versha Sharma of NowThis, and writer Nadya Agrawal, to discuss representations of brown men in love onscreen. Check it out:


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