My work exists at the intersections of theatre and performance, transnational gender politics, decolonial pedagogies, comparative urbanism, visual cultures and performance histories of the Global South. Supported by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, I am working on a monograph on urban performance cultures in contemporary Delhi.

I am a co-convener of Performance in Public Spaces working group of IFTR and a Fellow of the International Association of Theatre Critics. I also serve on the Glynne Wickham Scholarship Subcommittee of the Standing Conference of the University Drama Departments, UK.

Other Publications

Journal Articles

Be a little Careful: Women, Violence and Performance in India’, New Theatre Quarterly (Cambridge) 35.1

“Left to ‘biyaasi number'”: Cultural Activism and Political Street Theatre in Delhi’, Contemporary Theatre Review (Routledge) 29.1

Walk(ing) in India and South Africa: Notes towards a Transnational Feminist Politics of Solidarity’, in Sruti Bala and Mark Fleishman (eds.), Translation and Performance, special issue in South African Theatre Journal (forthcoming).

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

Book Chapters

‘Dissident Solidarities: Power, Pedagogy, Care’, in Judith Rudakoff (ed.), Performing #Metoo: How Not to Look Away (forthcoming). London: Intellect, 2019.

Book Reviews

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

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