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Mali Skotheim

Assistant Professor of English, Ashoka University

Ph.D. Princeton University

Mali Annika Skotheim is Assistant Professor of English at Ashoka University. She earned her PhD in Classical Literature and Philology from Princeton University. She completed her Masters in Classical Literature and Philology from Princeton University and Bachelors in Latin from Swarthmore College. 

She is currently working on two monographs, which are respectively titled The Greek Dramatic Festivals in the Roman Era, and Radical Dancers: A Cultural and Intellectual History of Pantomime.

Her research interests include Greek and Roman drama and dance, Sanskrit drama, paratheatrical forms (puppetry, trick magic, automata), Global Antiquities, Material Culture and Performance. 

  • “Smelly Bodies Onstage: Disgusting Actors of the Roman Imperial Period” in The Ancient Emotion of Disgust, (Donald Lateiner and Dimos Spatharas, eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press (2016), 267-276
  • “‘Naked Competitions’: Misreading Greek Festival Culture in Philostratus’ Life of Apollonios of Tyana” in Eranos, 110 (2019), 61-78
  • “Defining Paratheater, from Grotowski to Antiquity” in Greek Theatre and Metatheatre: Definitions, Problems, Limits (Elodie Paillard and Silvia Milanezi, eds.) (Berlin: De Gruyter, forthcoming)
  • “Augustan Policy Towards the Greek Dramatic Festivals” in Theatre and Autocracy in the Ancient World (Eric Csapo, Richard Green, Brigitte Le Guen, Elodie Paillard, Jelle Stoop, and Peter Wilson, eds.). Chorégie. (de Boccard, forthcoming)
  • Global Literatures of Antiquity

  • Classical Performance

  • The Warburg Institute, Frances A. Yates Long-Term Fellowship (2019-20)
  • Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) Multi-Country Fellowship (2018-2019)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) – American Research Institute in Turkey Fellowship (2019)
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) – American School of Classical Studies at Athens Fellowship (2018)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Institute for Research in the Humanities, Solmsen Postdoctoral Fellowship (2017-18)
  • American Academy in Rome, Arthur Ross Pre-Doctoral Rome Prize (2015-16)
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