Dr. Anjali Monteiro is Professor and Dean, School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She has a Masters degree in Economics and a Ph.D. in Sociology. She is involved in documentary production, media teaching and research. Jointly with K.P. Jayasankar, she has made over 35 documentary films. Their work has been screened extensively at film festivals all over the world and they have won twenty-two national and international awards.
Awards: From the Diary of a Genetic Counsellor, Best Programme Award, Open/General category, Fifth UGC Country-wide Classroom Video Festival, 1992, Hyderabad
The Plot Thickens…, First Prize and the award for Individual Technical Excellence in Editing, Sixth UGC Country-wide Classroom Video Festival, 1993, Calcutta
Identity- The Construction of Selfhood, Prix Futura Berlin 1995, Asia Prize Prix Futura Berlin 1995- International Radio and Television Festival; Second Prize, Education and Literacy category, International Video Festival on Science, Society and Development , September, 1995, Thiruvanathapuram
Odhni- A Collective Exploration of Our Selves, Our Bodies, Second Prize, Health and Population category, International Video Festival on Science, Society and Development, September, 1995, Thiruvanathapuram.
Kahankar: Ahankar, Jury's Special Mention at the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF), 1996
YCP 1997, Certificate of Merit, Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) 1998 and the Jury’s Award for Best Innovation, Astra Festival of Anthropological Documentary Film, Sibiu, Romania, 1998
Saacha, Second Prize, New Delhi Video Forum, 2001
SheWrite, Best documentary Prize, IV Three Continents International Documentary Festival, Venezuela 2005 and Indian Documentary Producers Association Awards 2005: The First Technical Award for Sound Design
Our Family, Special Jury Award, Signs Film Festival, Thiruvananthapuram, 2007, Certificate of Merit, Mumbai International Film Festival 2008, Indian Documentary Producers Association (IDPA) Gold for Best Sound Design, Gold for Best Script, Silver for Editing and Certificate of Merit for the best documentary.
Do Din Ka Mela, Indian Documentary Producers Association (IDPA) Gold for Best Script, Silver for Editing and Certificate of Merit for the best documentary.
Fellowships: Dr. Monteiro was a Howard Thomas Memorial Fellow in Media Studies, attached to University of Western Sydney in 2000 and a Fulbright International Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, 2007.
Teaching: She teaches in the MA (Media and Cultural Studies Programme at TISS. She is visiting faculty at several media and design institutions in India.
Publications: Areas of research interest include Television: Texts and Audience Reception, Media Education, Critical Perspectives on Development Communication, Documentary Film, Censorship, Media and Cultural Studies