Akrish Adhikari works on film and media studies, critical theory, and digital humanities in the context of 20th-century France and its empire. His dissertation, "Teledrumming (1922-1971)," argues that African drumming was the primary media of revolutionary anticolonialism in the Francophone world. Akrish's research appears or is forthcoming in venues such as differences, Configurations, Book History, and The Comparatist.
Akrish holds a BA in French from Reed College, and has also studied at Middlebury as well as institutes in Avignon, Lyon, and Lille. In 2022-23, he is a visiting researcher at Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris.