(Ph.D. Purdue University) was chair of Film Studies from 2000 to 2005. He teaches a wide range of courses which focus primarily on poetic cinema and draw on the aesthetic, cultural, and philosophical contexts of European and Asian film. Some of his courses include Time,Memory, Cinema, Cinema and Landscape, Cinema and the Poetics of Desire, Cinema and Otherness, Cinema, Exile, Nostalgia, and Contemporary Asian Cinema. He has also taught interdisciplinary courses such as Film, Photography and Modernism, and classes on international directors (Bergman, Kieslowski, Bresson, Antonioni, Bertolucci, and Kurosawa).
Ganguly is the author of Satyajit Ray: In Search of the Modern (2000) and is currently completing a book on Adoor Gopalakrishnan, India's most distinguished contemporary filmmaker. His work has appeared in Sight and Sound, Film Criticism, East-West Film Journal, The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, South Asian Cinema Journal, and Asian Cinema. His speaking engagements--by invitation--include the University of California at Berkeley, Yale University, New York University, Temple University, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Satyajit Ray Film Institute. The Smithsonian has invited him twice to serve as moderator for retrospectives on Ray and Gopalakrishnan respectively.
Since 2003, Ganguly has been offering summer courses in Paris and Rome through the Study Abroad Programs at CU. These classes focus on the relationships between film and art and allow students to study the original paintings of artists such as Caravaggio, Piero della Francesca, Auguste Renoir, and Francis Bacon in relation to films inspired by their work.
Ganguly created the Stan Brakhage Film Series--Celebrating Stan--in 2003 in memory of his close friend, colleague, and mentor. He has shown Brakhage's work at different venues in India. In 2010, the Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris--the Centre Pompidou--invited him to curate and present three programs on Brakhage. Ganguly's interview with the filmmaker (regarded by the latter as his most definitive) was published in Sight and Sound and Film Culture and has been anthologized in Experimental Cinema: The Film Reader and American Independent Cinema.
Originally from Calcutta, India, Ganguly studied at St. Xavier's College and Jadavpur University before coming to the US. His Ph.D. dissertation was a study of the work of Satyajit Ray, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Virginia Woolf.