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Prof. Dr. Bishnupriya Dutt

Bishnupriya Dutt
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Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Member, International Partners Network Steering Committee; Temporal Communities Distinguished Fellow of Global Literary Studies in Research Area 2: "Travelling Matters", August – December 2023

Bishnupriya Dutt is Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at the School of Arts and Aesthetics of Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi, India). Her area of research includes politics and theatre, feminist readings of Indian theatre and contemporary performance practices, and popular culture. Her recent publications include Maya Rao and Indian Feminist Theatre (Cambridge 2022); "Post-colonial imaginations: Afro-Asian dialogues in the past and present" in Miriam Haughton et al eds: Theatre, Performance and Commemoration, Methuen 2023; "Performing gestures at protest and other sites" in Shirin Rai et al. eds: The Oxford Handbook of Politics and Performance, Oxford University Press 2021; "Rethinking categories of theatre and performance; archive, scholarship and practices (a post-colonial Indian perspective)" in Peter Marx and Tracy Davis eds: The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance Historiography, Routledge 2020; and "October Revolution, echoes of the past: Lenin in popular sites and theatre" (Studies in Theatre and Performance, volume 39, 2019, issue 3). She has also led a number of international project collaborations with the University of Warwick, Freie Universitat Berlin and the University of Cologne. She is currently the President of the International Federation for Theatre Research. Bishnupriya has been involved in active theatre in Calcutta since the 1960s, where she performs and directs.