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Supraja R

Ph.D. in English, Batch of 2022, Ashoka University

Research Area: Theatre and Performance Studies, Caste, Queer Studies, Performance Philosophy

Supraja R finds their calling in the liminal. They have an Integrated M.Sc. in Health Psychology and a P.G. Diploma in Theatre Arts, both from the University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India. They also have an M.A. in Arts and Aesthetics, from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

They are engaged with work primarily through and within theatre and performance, traversing across boundaries and borders of interdisciplinarity, strategizing scholarly and artistic practices in a bid to spark engagements, beyond foreclosing disciplinary integrities. They have also worked in the theatre in varied consistencies and contexts, tussling with the questions of embodiment in space and social positionality, within and beyond the boundaries of the studio floor. Their efforts have never been enough.

  • “Destabilizing Impersonation, Cleaving Gender Non-conformity: Akshayambara and Lady Anandi,” in Critical Stages/Scènes critiques. The IATC journal/Revue de l’AICT – June/Juin 2021: Issue No 23. 30th June 2021. https://www.critical-stages.org/23/destabilizing-impersonation-cleaving-gender-non-conformity-akshayambara-and-lady-anandi/  
  • “Mapping Excesses, Mapping Bodies: Red Dress Waali Ladki, the City and Sexual Violence,” in Qurbatein: A Gender and Sexuality Bi-annual. Sex and The City: Issue 01. 5th August 2022. Published by the Centre for Studies in Gender and Sexuality, Ashoka University. https://csgs-qurbatein.netlify.app/articles/red-dress-wali-ladki/ 
  • Forthcoming journal article titled “Mitigating Anxieties: Cleaving as Queer Becoming” in the Contemporary Theatre Review’s special edition on ‘What is Queer About Queer Performances Now?’ (December 2022). 
  • Forthcoming chapter in the edited volume of ‘Queer Asia as Method’ (2023).
Study at Ashoka

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