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Vivek V. Narayan

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Vivek V. Narayan

Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • B.A. (English Literature): St. Xavier's College, University of Mumbai, 2005
  • M.A. (Theatre (Directing)): Royal Holloway, University of London, 2008
  • Ph.D. (Theater and Performance Studies): Stanford University, 2019
  • Ph.D. Minor (Anthropology): Stanford University, 2019

Email: v.v.narayan -AT- iitgn.ac.in



  • Work Experience

    • Assistant Professor, Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (Dec 2019 to present)

  • Selected Publications

    1. Forthcoming: “Mirrors of the Soul: Performative egalitarianisms and genealogies of the human in colonial-era Travancore, 1854-1927,” J-CASTE
    2. “Means of Production: Sunil Shanbag’s life in the theatre,” The Caravan, 1 Jun 2014.

  • Awards

    • Bluestone Rising Scholar Prize for “Mirrors of the Soul” from CASTE: A Global Journal on Social Exclusion (a.k.a. J-CASTE) based at Brandeis University, 2019-20
    • Charles R. Lyons Memorial Prize for Outstanding Dissertation, Dept. of Theater and Performance Studies, Stanford University, 2018-19
    • CCSRE Graduate Dissertation Fellowship, Research Institute of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University (RICCSRE), 2018-19
    • Steven Wisch Graduate Student Fellowship in South Asian Studies, Center for South Asia, Stanford University (declined), 2018-19
    • Charles Wallace India Trust Award to pursue MA Theatre (Directing) at Royal Holloway, University of London, 2008-09