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