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Anusha Kedhar

Assistant Professor

Anusha Kedhar is both a scholar and practitioner of dance. She received her Ph.D. in Critical Dance Studies from the University of California, Riverside and taught at UCR and the University of Malta before joining CC. Her teaching and research interests are situated at the intersection of race, transnationalism, global capitalism, postcolonialism, ethnography, dance and the body. Her book project, tentatively titled "On the Move: Transnational South Asian Dancers and the 'Flexible' Dancing Body," is an ethnographic study that chronicles the lives of South Asian dancers in the UK and India, and the effects of globalization on their bodily practices. Anusha was a Fulbright Scholar to India in 2008 and was the recipient of the Selma Jeanne Cohen award by the Society of Dance History Scholars for excellence in dance scholarship in 2009. Anusha is also an established artist and choreographer in the field of Indian dance. She has trained for over 30 years in Bharata Natyam and has worked with some of the pioneers of contemporary Indian dance in the UK, such as Subathra Subramaniam, Mayuri Boonham, Mavin Khoo, and Shobana Jeyasingh. Her own choreography has been presented on various international stages, including Glorya Kaufman Hall (Los Angeles), Roehampton University (London), Southbank Centre (London), and MITP (Malta).