Dr. Jhala is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Temple University, where he serves as the Director of the Visual Anthropology Media Lab and the Director of the Graduate and Undergraduate tracks in Visual Anthropology. He has been involved in interpreting culture on film and video since the 1970s. He received his B.A. in English Literature (1968) at St. Stephens College in Delhi, India, an M.V.S. (1983) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. (1991) from Harvard University.