Anita Singh is a Professor in the Department of English and Co-coordinator of the Centre for Women’s Studies and Development at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. Her areas of interest are Gender Studies and Performance Studies.
She received Fulbright Fellowship in the year 2013.
Her recent edited book is Gender, Space and Resistance: Women and Theatre in India (2013) and co-edited book Revisiting Literary Theory and Criticism: Indian and Western Perspectives. (Eds. Rai, Pandey & Singh, New Delhi, Pencraft International, 2018).
She has completed a project on ‘Staging Gender: Performing Women in the Ramlila of Ramnagar’ in 2016. She has also published interviews with Indian women theatre artiste in Asian Theatre Journal (University of Hawaii Press). She has contributed in four chapters in Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatre, ed. Siyuan Liu, 2016. She is the Guest editor for the special issue of the Journal Gender Issues (Springer) 2018.
She is a member of the advisory board of the International Institute of Knowledge Management, and was the conference Chair for The Future of Women conference held in Malaysia 2018 and will also serve as the Conference Chair for the forthcoming conference to be held in Colombo, Srilanka in 2019.