Ph.D. Sabina Sweta Sen-Podstawska

Assistant Professor

Department of American and Canadian Studies

Office Hours

Tuesdays, 8:00- 9:30


Room: 3.54

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Titles and Degrees

2016 - Ph.D. in Drama, NIAS-Exeter split-site program, University of Exeter, UK

Thesis: "When our senses dance: Sensory-Somatic Awareness in Contemporary Approaches to Odissi Dance in India"


2011- M.A. (Distinction) in South Asian Dance Studies, The University of Roehampton, London, UK

Thesis: "A Travelling Dance: The Embodiment of Odissi in the Diaspora and Beyond"


2010 - M.A. (Distinction) in British and American Literature and Culture, English Philology, University of Silesia, Sosnowiec, Poland

Thesis: "Identities on the Move: Dance Performance as the Embodiment of Culture and Social Organisation of the Tsimshian Nation"

Research Interests

- sensory-somatic awareness in Indian classical dance Odissi and other performance

- multiculturalism, transculturalism, multi-ethnicity

- minority cultures', diasporas' and Canadian First Nations' performance

- body-mind relationship, somaesthetics and emotions in performance

- Indian culture and literature

Courses Taught

2nd semester, 2016 - 2017


- Comprehension, 1 kaoj, 1sprint1

- History of the United States of America, 1st year

- Bengali language, 2i

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