Sukanya Chakrabarti

Sukanya Chakrabarti
Assistant Professor
Play Development / Dramaturgy Advisor
Graduate Coordinator
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Sukanya Chakrabarti (she/her/hers) is an artist-scholar and an assistant professor in Theatre Studies at the School of Theatre and Dance, at San Francisco State University. She was formerly a visiting assistant professor in Theatre Studies at the School of Theatre, Florida State University, where she was also the recipient of the Facilities for Arts Research (FAR) Fellowship. Her dissertation was awarded the Charles R. Lyons Memorial Prize for Outstanding Dissertation. Her research project was supported by the Wisch Fellowship, Center for South Asia, Stanford University, for her work in South Asian theater and performance studies.

Dr. Chakrabarti's research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Indian Theatre Journal; Modern Drama; Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature; and Emergency Index. Her performance practice, scholarship and teaching lie in the intersection of oral history and ethnomusicology, postcolonial studies and globalization studies, with a focus on South Asian theatre and performance studies, transcultural theatre and performance, experimental devised performances and community-based performance-making. Dr. Chakrabarti has a B.A. in English literature and M.A. in English literature from Jadavpur University, and her Ph.D. in Theatre and Performance Studies from Stanford University.