Rahul Kumar is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pittsburgh in Film and Media Studies. He did his bachelor's and master's in History from University of Delhi and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi respectively. He also holds an M.Phil. degree in Cinema Studies from the School of Arts & Aesthetics, JNU, New Delhi. His research deals with film history, film literacy, media archaeology, print/visual culture, and film journalism. He has written a monograph on B.K. Karanjia (noted film journalist) for the National Film Archive of India, Pune, and worked on the history of Hindi comic books in India with the support of the Sahapedia-UNESCO Fellowship. He has been a regular book reviewer at the Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television, and has taught courses on film and history at Apeejay Stya University, Gurgaon.