Siddharth Chadha is a PhD candidate in Media and Communication Studies at the Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University, Sweden. He has previously completed a M.Phil in Philosophy from Panjab University in India. His research areas are post structuralism, discourse theory, political participation, LGBTQIA+ film festivals. Alongside his academic work, Siddharth is also an independent activist filmmaker and a community media practitioner. He is also the Secretary of the Participatory Communication Research (PCR) section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR).