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Rishika Mehrishi

Postdoctoral Scholar


Rishika Mehrishi is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Department of Theatre & Dance, University of California, San Diego. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University, MA from Jawaharlal Nehru University and New York University, and BA from Delhi University. Rishika's research interest in more-than-human performances in the Global South intersects multispecies ethnography, new materialism, and postcolonial studies. Her first book project is based on her doctoral dissertation, "Animal Entanglements: Interspecies Performance in South Asia," that explores how nonhuman animals shape discourses of religion, caste, class, gender and sexuality in India and its diasporas. She has been published in Theater Journal, Modern Drama, Marg Magazine, and The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism.

Rishika is also a performance artist and makes durational art that draws heavily on everyday rituals and laboring bodies. In addition to her academic and artistic work, Rishika has worked as an archivist of theater and performance-based collections in New Delhi, Abu Dhabi, Seoul, and New York.


Ph.D. - Stanford University, MA, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and New York University

B.A. - Delhi University


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