Priyanka Chatterjee

Priyanka Chatterjee
Program: MA Theatre History

MA University of Calcutta, MPhil University of Calcutta

Priyanka Chatterjee has done a M.A. and M.Phil in English from the University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India. Her M.Phil topic was Malefriendship in the plays of Samuel Beckett: a study of Waiting for Godot and Endgame. Presently, she is pursuing her MA in Theatre (Theatre Studies) from University of Victoria, Canada. Her topic is Beckett between cultures and the reception of Samuel Beckett in the theatres of India. She was the Convener of Indian Society for Theatre Research’s (ISTR) IXth Annual International Conference in 2013. She was the Research Assistant of the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) project Ibsen, Chekov and Brecht in Bengal: Negotiating Differences in University of Calcutta. She has presented research papers at the University of Oxford (UK), the University of Gdansk (Poland), the Osaka University (Japan), the Buddhasravaka Bhikshu University (Srilanka), the Faculty of Letters (Morocco), the University of Reading (UK), the University of Lapland (Finland), the University of Warwick (UK), the Stockholm University (Sweden), the University of Belgrade (Serbia) and so on. She is one of the Board members of Jura Soyfer Society, Vienna (Austria). She was the recipient of Women Economic Forum's prestigious Award "Exceptional Woman of Excellence" on March 8, 2017 at Den Haag in The Netherlands. Before joining the Unviersity of Victoria as a Doctoral student, she was the Head of the Department of Humanities and Dean of MBA at Budge Budge Institute of Technology, Kolkata. She is one of the Managing Committee members of BBIT Public School, Kolkata. She is the Joint Secretary of Indian Society for Theatre Research (ISTR), India for the last few years.

Supervisor: Dr. Allana Lindgren