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Jisha Menon

Conference Speaker for the Gandhi-King Global Initiative (GKGI) Conference: The Uplift of All: Gandhi, King, and the Global Struggle for Freedom and Justice; October 11-13, 2019

Jisha Menon is Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at Stanford University. She also serves as Director of Center for South Asia and Director for Stanford Arts Institute. She is author of The Performance of Nationalism: India, Pakistan and the Memory of Partition (Cambridge UP, 2013), which considers the mimetic, affective and performative dimensions of the Partition. She is also at work on a second project, Brutal Beauty: Aesthetics and Aspiration in the Neoliberal City, which considers new narrations of selfhood that are produced at the intersection of neoliberal state, global market and consumer fantasy. She is co-editor, with Patrick Anderson, of a volume of essays, Violence Performed: Local Roots and Global Routes of Conflict (Palgrave-Macmillan Press, 2009) and with Milija Gluhovic, of Performing the Secular: Religion, Representation, and Politics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.)


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