Rini Tarafder

Credentials: Theater Studies

Position title: PhD Student

Previous Institution(s)
Jadavpur University, Kolkata
Areas of Research Interest
Indian theatre and performance cultures, theatre of the South Asian diaspora, urban theatre in Indian cities
Areas of General Interest
Gender and performance, cosmopolitanism, memory and trauma
List of published and non-published works
  • Published: “Alternate Heroes in an Alternate Reality: Harry Potter, Frodo and Bilbo Baggins” in Heroes Anywhere and Forever: From a German, Indian and American Perspective, edited by Sieghild Bogumil-Notz, Berlin: Christian A Bachmann Verlag
Favorite part about CSA
The various presentations on South Asian literature and culture, the South Asia conference where I meet a number of people, South Asian food at these events, getting to speak in our respective languages with people at the center.
Hobbies
Very interested in forming a South Asian theatre group (I even have suggestions for plays we could perform)

I play a few musical instruments and sing a bit, but I’m sure there are numerous musically talented people at the center

Bird-watching

Favorite part of living in Madison
the opportunities for research, a place to practice my craft