An Indian-American artist and scholar with a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University, an MFA in Dance, an MA in Liberal Studies, and a Certificate in Laban Movement Analysis, she is also the founding Artistic Director of Folded Paper Dance and Theatre Limited. As a 2017-18 Fulbright-Nehru Senior Artist and Scholar in Kochi, India, she recently completed Traveling Exchanges: Theatres, Architectures, and Heritage. Earlier projects include Traveling Architectures (Design Trust, Hong Kong), Water in Kerala: Art, Performance, Science (Kochi and Kollam, India), and Pier Windows (Hong Kong).
The author of Hearing Difference: The Third Ear in Experimental, Deaf, and Multicultural Theatre, the lead-editor of The Exquisite Corpse: Chance and Collaboration in Surrealism’s Parlor Game and a former editor for Theatre
She is very much looking forward to exploring with students, colleagues, and communities how the transdisciplinary power of performance might unfold in the context of the MICA, Baltimore, and global networks of exchange, particularly in relationship to other forms of arts, new media, ecology, architecture, heritage, and social engagements with and across diverse communities.