Arushi Singh

Arushi Singh

Ph.D. in Culture and Performance


Arushi Singh is a Ph.D. Candidate and Teaching Fellow in Culture and Performance at UCLA. Arushi’s scholarship lies at the intersection of South Asian performance histories and political economies of cultural production. Her dissertation examines contemporary dance in India, focusing on its ideological and institutional formations since the mid-twentieth century. She is also a trained Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer. In recognition of her work, Arushi was recently awarded the International Doctoral Fellowship (2019-20) by the American Association of University Women.

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Research Interests

Contemporary Indian Dance, South Asian Performance Histories, Dance and Performance Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Feminist and Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, Theories of Political Economy, Institutionality and Corporeality, Art and Film Histories and Socially-Engaged/Community-Based Art


B.A. Economics Honors, St. Stephens' College, Delhi University, India

M.A. Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

M.Phil. Theatre and Performance Studies (with high honors), Jawaharlal Nehru University, India