Purnima Shah, Associate Professor of the Practice of Dance

Office Location:  2020 Campus Drive, Suite 209, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3377
Email Address:  purnima.shah@duke.edu


Purnima ShahRecipient of the Richard K. Lublin Distinguished Teaching Award for 2012-13. Scholarship focuses on Asian Dance-theatre; ritual performance; Gender in Performance; postcolonial implications on traditional dance and theatre performance; role-playing and expressive elements in Indian dance-theatre, and Indian dance in the diaspora.

Teaching (Spring 2023):


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2000
M.A., University of California - Los Angeles, 1992

Performance Studies
Research Interests:

Performance Studies, Asian Dance and Theatre Performance, Dance Ethnography, Dance History and Theory, Gender in Performance, Dance and Religion, Asian dance Diaspora

Professional Work and Scholarship

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