About

My work exists at the convergence of performance and visual culture, feminist theory, Black Studies, and dramaturgies of urban space in the global South. It considers how different forms of performance and artistic production challenge colonial histories, epistemologies, and their corresponding debris.

 

Other Publications

Selected essays

‘Fugitive Aesthetics: Performing Refusal in Four Acts’, in Injury and Intimacy: In the Wake of #MeToo in India and South Africa, ed. by Nicky Falkoff, Shilpa Phadke and Srila Roy. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2022.

‘A Place Called Home’, Wasafiri (2022).

‘A Manifesto to Decentre Theatre and Performance Studies’, Studies in Theatre and Performance 41.1 (2021): 12-20.

Walk in India and South Africa: Notes towards a decolonial and transnational feminist politics’, in Mark Fleishman and Sara Matchett (eds.), Translation and Performance in an Era of Global Asymmetries special issue, South African Theatre Journal 32.2 (2020): 14-33.

‘Walking at Midnight: Women and Danger on Delhi’s Streets’, in WalkingLab (ed.), Walking in/as Publics, special issue in Journal of Public Pedagogies 4 (2019).

Book Reviews

Performance, Feminism and Affect in Neoliberal Times, Contemporary Theatre Review 28.3

Blog Posts

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    ‘Emergent Methods and Border Crossing’, Thinking Migration and Postmigration in Europe through Colonialism, Empire and ‘Race’, Department of Theatre Studies, LMU Munich, Germany, 2022.

    ‘Disobedient Women and Theatre Historiography in India’, Decolonial Feminisms, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 2022.

    ‘Performing Refusal’, Quorum research seminar series, Queen Mary University of London, UK, 2022.

     





     

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