Ila Tyagi

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Education History

M.A. American Studies, Columbia University
A.B. Literatures and Cultures in English, Brown University


“Petromedia: The American Oil Industry in Moving Images”

Research Interests

British media; Cold War; Energy and the environment; Frankfurt School; Hollywood; Modernity and modernism; Nonfiction media; Science and technology 


“Billy Wilder,” Oxford Bibliographies in Cinema and Media Studies, Ed. Krin Gabbard, New       York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2014 

“Beantown Mon Amour: Love Stories from Boston,” World Film Locations: Boston, Ed. Marcelline Block, Bristol, UK: Intellect Books, 2014

“Barrandov Studios: The Continent’s Answer to Hollywood,” World Film Locations: Prague, Ed. Marcelline Block, Bristol, UK: Intellect Books, 2013

“Evaluating Ecocinema: Green Documentary: Environmental Documentary in the Twenty-First Century, by Helen Hughes,” Senses of Cinema, Issue 72, September 2013


Ila Tyagi is a PhD student in American Studies and Film and Media Studies at Yale University. Her research focuses on moving images sponsored by the American oil industry. She has written for Senses of Cinema, World Film Locations: Prague and Boston, and Oxford Bibliographies. Ila received an AB in Literatures and Cultures in English from Brown University in 2009, and completed an MA in American Studies at Columbia University in 2013. She won the Diana Cox Award for Images of Women at the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association Conference in February 2012, and the Pat Anderson Prize in Film Reviewing at Columbia University in January 2012. Ila worked in renewable energy public relations prior to graduate school.