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Dr Sharanya Murali

Dr Sharanya Murali
Lecturer (Education Academic) in Theatre

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Summary

My first degree was in English Literature, having minored in French Literature and Philosophy. I received my MA the following year in Early Modern performance, with a focus on Shakespeare. I subsequently worked in New Delhi in the long-form journalism and publishing industries.

I returned to the UK on a fully-funded scholarship to do a split-site, interdisciplinary PhD between the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS, Bangalore) and the University of Exeter. My PhD interrogated walking in contemporary Delhi as a form of everyday performance. It argued that some of the productive ways to engage with walking practices are by re/considering walking as a practice of performance-ethnography of the city, through the selective lenses of Situationist everyday life, heritage and urban memory.

Following the PhD, I guest-lectured at Sophia College, Mumbai, and worked as a lecturer and studio demonstrator at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance (London). Prior to joining Brunel University in 2020, I was a lecturer in Drama at the University of Exeter. 

Qualifications

PhD in Drama (University of Exeter)

MA in Staging Shakespeare (University of Exeter)

BA in English Literature (Sophia College, University of Mumbai)