Sonali Pahwa

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Theatre Arts and Dance RarigC
330 21st Avenue S Rm 580

  • Theatre Arts and Dance
  • Liberal Arts: Moving Image & Media Studies
  • Liberal Arts: Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
  • Liberal Arts: African Studies Initiative
Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • PhD: Anthropology, Columbia University.


  • Middle East Studies, performance studies, digital media, gender studies, youth culture, Egypt
Courses Taught
  • TH 1102 Stage, Screen, and Society: Performance in the Media Age
  • TH 3172 History of the Theatre: Age of Enlightenment to the Present
  • TH 4177 Dramatic Literature: Strategic Interpretation
  • TH 8115 History and Theory of Western Theatre: 20th Century Through World War II
  • TH 8120 Performing Politics
  • “Ambassadors of No Nation: International Festivals and Transnational Theatre Circuits in Egypt.”: Pahwa, Sonali, African Theatre, 11 68-74, 2012.
  • Culture, State & Revolution: Pahwa, Sonali, Jessica Winegar, Middle East Research and Information Project, 263 , 2012.
  • “Culture, State and Revolution: Arts Wars Between Religious and Secular Autocracies in Post-Revolution Egypt.”: Pahwa, Sonali, Catha Paquette & Karen Kleinfelder, Eds., In and Out of Sight: Art Censorship Then and Now, Under Review.
  • Politics in the Digital Boudoir: Sentimentality and the Transformation of Civil Debate in Egyptian Women's Blogs: Pahwa, Sonali, Duke University Press, Freedom Without Permission: Bodies and Space in the Arab Revlutions, 2016.