Jashodhara Sen

University Theatre Building
Room C334

Spring 2021 Office Hours
Conducted remotely on Zoom
Tuesdays 2:15pm - 4:15pm by appointment

Jashodhara Sen is a Theatre & Performance Studies scholar and an artist working as an adjunct lecturer in the Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of Colorado Boulder and the Department of Film and Television at the University of Colorado Denver. Her performance practice, scholarship, and teaching lie in the postcolonial studies and theatre of South Asian diaspora, theatre and social change, digital humanities, and community-based performance practices. Sen's research and reviews have appeared in Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Ecumenica, Asian Theatre Journal, New England Theatre Journal, and Texas Theatre Journal. She is currently working on a digital storytelling platform for South Asian immigrant women titled "Leaving Home, Finding Home" that redefines audience-participant relationships in alternative theatrical spaces. For this project, she has received the PAGE (Publicly Active Graduate Education) Award through Imagining America in 2017, Engaged Arts and Humanities scholarship (2018-2019), and Community-Based  Research scholarship (2018-2019).  

Sen earned her undergraduate degree in History (Honors) from Presidency College, a Master's  Degree in Theatre Arts from Mumbai University, and a Master's Degree in Theatre with an emphasis in Directing from Oklahoma State University. She received her Ph.D. in Theatre & Performance Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2020. Sen's dissertation focuses on the popular-political intermediary performance Jatra from West Bengal, and its unique character of the bibek, the anthropomorphization of the conscience on stage. Sen received an award in directing for the play Shakuntala (adaptation, 2020) produced by the Department of Theatre & Dance at  CU Boulder. Sen's artistic pursuit centers on exploring and intersecting the dynamics of intercultural and hybrid performance techniques.  

Besides her scholarship and artistic endeavors, Sen loves taking long strolls with her pups while listening to Indian classical music.  

Check out Jashodhara Sen's website for more information about her current scholarship and upcoming ventures.