University of Delhi

NAAC Grade A++ with CGPA 3.71 NIRF Rank # 12 (Amongst Colleges)


Dr. Maitri Baruah

Associate Professor | Department of English

Contact (Off.): 9818800269

Email Address : maitri_baruah[at]yahoo[dot]com

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           Theatre and Performance Studies

  • PhD , 2019 , Centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • MPhil English , 2001 , University of Delhi
  • MA English , 1998 , University of Delhi
  • BA Hons(English) , 1995 , IP College, University of Delhi
  • Assistant Professor, Dept of English, Hansraj College from 7 March, 2005-
  • Assistant Professor(Temporary basis), Hansraj College from December 2004 to March 2005
  • Assistant Professor(Ad-hoc basis), Hansraj Collge from July 2004 to December, 2004
  • Assistant Professor(Ad-hoc basis), IP College from January 2004 to April 2004.
  • Production Editor, Centre for Environment Education, Centre of Excellence of the Ministry of Environment and Forests from January 2003-December 2004
  • Assistant Professor(Ad-hoc basis), IP College from August 2002 to December 2002
  • Assistant Professor(Ad-hoc basis), SPM College from July 2001-April 2002
  •            Postcolonial Literature
  •            Literary Theory
  •            European Classical Literature
  •            Indian Classical Literature
  •            American Literature
  •            British Literature: The Early 20th Century
  •            British Poetry and Drama: 17th and 18th Centuries
  •            Literature and Cinema
  •            Text and Performance              
  • Member, Publishing Committee-2005-6, 2013-14
  • ECA Convener-2006-7
  • Deputy Superintendent of Examinations-2008-9
  • Member, Department Workload Committee-2006-7, 2007-8, 2008-9, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2021-22
  • Convener, English Literary Society-2009-10
  • Member, Seminar Committee-2009-10
  • Member, Library Committee-2009-10,2010-11
  • Faculty Advisor, Film Club-2010-11, 2011-12
  • Member, Faculty Committee, English Literary Society-2012-13, 2013-14
  • Department Teacher-in-charge-2012-14
  • Member, Garden Committee-2013-14
  • Member/Subject Expert, Selection Committee for Ad-hoc appointments-2018-20
  • Convener, English Literary Society-2018-19
  • Convener, North-East Cell-2019-20
  • Member, Library Committee-2019-20, 2020-21

          Interrogating Jati: Theatrical Practices and Transformations in Colonial Assam from 1880-1940

Book Chapter

  • "The Expressive Body: Notes on Individualism and Solitude in Sport", in  Fields of PlaySportLiteratureand Culture edited by Poonam Trivedi and Supriya Chaudhuri(Delhi, Orient Blackswan, 2015): 159-178.
  •     " Staging New Worlds: Baan Stage, the Revolutionary Praxis of Jyotiprasad Agarwala, and the Aesthetic of Gana Natya in Colonial Assam", Muse India, Issue no.76(November-December, 2017)
  •      "Constructing Theatrical Modernity in Colonial Assam: Print, the Early Play and Notions of Asomiya Cultural Identity", FortellA Journal of Teaching English Language and Literature, Issue no.36(January, 2018)

Conference Papers/Presentations


  • "New Definitions of Indigenous Asomiya Theatre: Mixed Theatricals in Late Nineteenth Century Assam" at the International Federation for Theatre Research(IFTR) on the theme of Theatre Ecologies: Environment, Sustainability and Politics at the National University of Ireland, Galway, from 12-16 July 2021
  • "Interrogating Indian Nationalism: Asomiya Theatre and the Quit India Movement" at the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) annual conference on the theme of Theatre and Democracy held at the University of Hyderabad, from 6-10 July, 2015
  • Invited as Seminar Participant/Resource Person to a two-week seminar, Mellon School of Theatre and Performance, on the theme of " What Gets Performed?:The Life of the Dramatic Repertoire", held at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA from 1 June to 12 June, 2015
  • "Print, Drama and Entertainment: Theatre and the making of Modern Assam 1880-1930" at the International Federation for Theatre Research(IFTR) annual conference on the theme of  Theatre and Stratification, held at the University of Warwick, from 28 July to 1 August, 2014


  •         "A Spy sent out to get the lie of the land: Sporting encounters, Body images and Beyond" at the National Seminar, 'The game's afoot...' Sport, Literature and Culture held at IP Collge for Women from 10 March to 12 March, 2010.


  •  Invited to deliver a lecture " Stretching Indigeneity: Urban Townships, Geographic Particularities and Mixed Theatricals in Late Nineteenth Century Assam", for a monthly series showcasing historical research by recent PhD scholars held at Seagull Space, New Delhi, 7 December, 2019
  •  Invited to deliver a lecture on German Expressionism in Cinema for the Film Studies Course at the MPhil program of the Department of English, University of Delhi in the year 2005
  • Faculty Writing Workshop attended as invited resource person/seminar participant to the Mellon School of Theatre and Performance Research, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA from 2 June -11 June, 2015

Awarded Charles Wallace India Research Grant 2014-15