Research Hub

RESEARCH STREAMS

Developing frameworks of civic
engagement and the cost and
consequence of participation.

Understanding the power of fiction media towards creating thought and behavior-change.

Creating case studies of past and current civic entertainment film and television shows from around the world.

Studying the representation of public institutions and themes of civics and social justice in entertainment.

Research Projects

CRIME AND PUNISHMANT
IN INDIAN ENTERTAINMENT

This 2019 report on ‘Crime &
Punishment in Indian Entertainment’
explored the representation of police,
courts, and ideas of justice in Indian
mainstream entertainment. It further
assessed through an audience survey
the impact on attitudes of viewers.

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PERCEPTIONS OF THE INDIAN
LEGAL SYSTEM AND THE ROLE
OF ENTERTAINMENT

Though guided by the world’s longest constitution
that assures justice, liberty and equality to all its
citizens, India’s judiciary and legal system are plagued
by a variety of issues.

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SEVEN WAYS TO CREATE
ENTERTAINMENT WITH IMPACT

Communicating a message through entertainment
can be difficult, because you have to be careful not to
preach to the audience, while keeping them engaged
with the issue at hand.

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PARTNERSHIP WITH MICROSOFTRESEARCH ON DEVELOPING AN”IMPACT FRAMEWORK FOR INDIANENTERTAINMENT”

This 2019 report on ‘Crime & Punishment in IndianEntertainment’ explored the representation of police,courts, and ideas of justice in Indian mainstreamentertainment. It further assessed through an audience survey the impact on attitudes of viewers.

(ON-GOING)

CIVIC STUDIOS LAB AND BOSTONCOLLEGE PARTNERSHIP ONDEVELOPING MEDIA IMPACTFRAMEWORKS

Though guided by the world’s longest constitutionthat assures justice, liberty and equality to all its citizens, India’s judiciary and legal system are plaguedby a variety of issues.

(ON-GOING)

Latest Events

INDIA
CULTURE LAB

2019

INDIA
CULTURE LAB

2018