Faculty Profile


Name : Brahma Prakash  Singh
Designation : Assistant Professor
Centre/School/Special Centre : School of Arts & Aesthetics
Room No : 07, SAA-I
Off. Phone : 11-26708763
Residence :
Email : bprakash@jnu.ac.in   prakash.brahma@gmail.com
Personal webpage : http://www.jnu.ac.in


Ph.D. in Theatre & Performance Studies, Royal Holloway, University of London, 2013.
M.A. in Chinese Aesthetics and Philosophy, National Central University, Taiwan, 2008.
M.A. in Arts & Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2005 (one year).
B.A. (Hons) in Chinese Language, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, 2004. 

Areas of Interest/Specialization

Creative & Performance Theories, Indian Performing Arts, non-western theatres, Dalit & Adivasi performance, Marxism and culture, History of imagination (art, love and beauty). 


Assistant Professor (tenure), School of Arts & Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, July 2012-15 July 2014.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Centre for Media Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, coterminous position with SAA, JNU, New Delhi.
Visiting Faculty, School of Arts & Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, July 2014- July 2015.  

Awards & Honours

Dwight Conquergood Award of Performance Studies International (pSi) 2013
Central Research Fund Grant of University of London, 2010
Reid Research Scholarship (in the name of Elizabeth Jesser Reid, anti-slavery activist), 2009
Selected for the Republic of China (Taiwan) Government Scholarship, 2005
Junior Research Fellowship/ National Eligibility Test, UGC, 2008 

International Collaboration/Consultancy

Member, editorial board, Platform: Postgraduate Journal of Theatre and Performing Arts, 2010-2012.
UGC Major Research Project: Reimagining Banaras: Plurality of Spaces and Performances in Banaras (Kabir Mela and Ravidas Jayanti), a collaborative project with the CSRD, SSS, JNU; Ref: MRP-MAJOR-GEOS-2013-25205. 

Best Peer Reviewed Publications (upto 5)

"Dangerous' Corporealities of Labouring Bodies: Biopolitics and Choreopolitics in Conflict in the Act of Jana Natya Mandali" This body is in Danger: Shift-shaping CorpoRealities in Contemporary Performing Arts, Editors: Aneta Stojnic, Christel Stalpaert and Marina Gržinic. Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 (forthcoming).

"Bidesiya in Bihar; Strategy for Survival, Strategies for Performance," Asian Theatre Journal 33, 1 (Fall 2015).

"Review of Theatre in Colonial India: Play-House of Power, Edited by Lata Singh, and Performing Women, Performing Womanhood: Theatre, Politics and Dissent in North India, By Nandi Bhatia." Theatre Research International 37.1 (March 2012): 88-90.

"Review of Theatre of Roots: Redirecting the Modern Indian Stage," By Erin B. Mee. Asian Theatre Journal 27.1 (Fall 2010):175-179.  

Recent Peer Reviewed Journals/Books (upto 3)

"Architectures of Fear and Spaces of Hope in Banaras: A City beyond Monolithic Identity," co-authored with B.K. Choudhary. Asian Journal of Social Science, 2015 (Forthcoming)  

Patents (if any)