Dr. Priya Thomas

Assistant Professor of Dance

Headshot of Dr. Priya Thomas

Priya A. Thomas, Ph.D., is a dance historian whose research focuses on the sociopolitical significance of monsters/nonhumans in dance and theatrical performance. A dancer, choreographer and musician, she studied Bharata Natyam for 21 years with the primary pupil of T. Balasaraswati. She holds an undergraduate degree in Comparative Religion from McGill University and is the recipient of research awards/fellowships from the Congress of Research in Dance, and The Society of Dance History Scholars, The Canadian Society of Dance Studies, and the federally-funded Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Her research has been published in Dance Chronicle, and the anthology, Fields in Motion (Wilfrid University Press). An article in Studies in Musical Theatre is forthcoming, as is a chapter in the anthology, Dancing with Memory (Oxford University Press).

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