about me

I have many homes—I grew up in Nagpur, India; came of age in Providence, Rhode Island; and currently, I pay (exorbitant) rent in New York City. My one permanent home, however, is in front of the screen.

I have a B.A. with Honors in Modern Culture and Media (a glorious mess of film studies and critical theory) from Brown University, and an M.A. in Specialized Arts Journalism from the University of Southern California, where I was an Annenberg Fellow.

I like writing about movies, culture, and politics. My work has been published in The New York Times, BFI, Film CommentVillage Voice, Reverse Shot, MUBI’s Notebook, Kinoscope, Vague Visages, FandorFilm Companion, SVLLY(wood), and The Ground Truth Project, among others.

I was invited to the Talent Press program at the 2019 Berlinale and the Critics’ Academy at the 2017 New York Film Festival. I’m also the recipient of a 2018 National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Award for my audio story, “Demystifying Bollywood.”

I’m currently the Assistant Editor at Film Comment and a Talks programmer at the New York Film Festival. Follow me on twitter @devikagirgayi or email me at devikagir@gmail.com!