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Radhica Ganapathy

Assistant Professor, Theatre History & Criticism


PhD – Texas Tech University

MA – Miami University

BFA – Maharaja Sayajirao University


Dr. Ganapathy’s research engages in critical representations of race, class, gender, and sexuality in twentieth century theatre and performance. She holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from Texas Tech University with a dual focus in History/Theory/Criticism and Acting/Directing. Ganapathy began her career in theatre as a professional actor in New Delhi (India), before relocating to the United States. She has collaborated with various artists, performers, and scholars in India, Sweden and the United States. 


Prior to joining the School of Theatre and Dance at WVU, Ganapathy taught at Penn State Berks and Stockholm University (Sweden). Ganapathy's current research examines notions of performance and performativity in art and the everyday life.