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Dr. S. (Sruti) Bala

Faculty of Humanities
Theatre Studies
Photographer: Christiaan Krop

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16-18
Postal address
  • Postbus 93065
    1090 BB Amsterdam
  • Profile

    Sruti Bala is Associate Professor at the Dept. of Theatre Studies of the University of Amsterdam, where she currently co-ordinates the MA Theatre Studies programme. She is affiliated to the  Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis and is a member of the ASCA advisory board.

    Sruti's research interests are at the intersections of performance and politics, which has taken shape in specific research projects on nonviolent protest, participatory art, artistic activism, feminist and postcolonial/decolonial literary and cultural theories and translation.

    She co-ordinates a five-year NWO-funded research project in co-operation with the University of Curaçao on the cultural practices of citizenship in the Dutch Caribbean. See project website here.

    She is an active member of the collective International Solidarity for Academic Freedom in India (InSAF India).

    Sruti studies Indian percussion (Tabla) with Niti Ranjan Biswas.

  • News

    Teach-in on Palestine/Israel

    History is not context, it's reality.

    Palestine is a feminist issue

    Tue 5 Dec, 15.00-16.30hrs. 

     

    New Location: De Brug, 4th floor, Roeterseilandcampus/Amsterdam, REC C/D 

    ASCA Website

     

    Speakers: 

    Khadeja Ibrahim and Joharah Baker (MIFTAH, Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy); 

    Dr. Layal Ftouni, Assistant Professor Gender Studies and Critical Theory, Utrecht University; 

    Prof. Dr. Sarah Bracke, Professor of Sociology of Gender and Sexuality, University of Amsterdam 

    Moderator: Sinin Nakhle, PhD candidate, Media Studies, UvA 

    Art + Sacrifice zone + biopolitics: Who has the right to live?

    Activism, Performativity and necropolitics in the Chilean environmental crisis

    Guest lecture by Dr. Paulina Bronfman

    organised by ASCA Research group Art, Activism and Conflict

    [moderated by Martina Flores Mendeville & Florence Evans (PhD Candidates ASCA)] 

    Time & Location: 16th November | 16-18h at University Theater | Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16, 1012 CP Amsterdam. 

    During the last 20 years, Chilean artists have been active thinkers in reflecting on the environmental crisis in Chile and its political dimension. The “sacrifice zones” are characterized by high levels of contamination produced by the presence of heavy metals such as lead, copper, and arsenic, which significantly exceed the levels recorded in other regions of the national territory.  In Chile, the expression “sacrifice zone” began to designate the same idea of both, the geographical location and the communities affected by the environmental impacts, identifying the concept with the denounce of contamination in the places they inhabit.  ‘Sacrifice zones” are places where the devastation has direct implications in the full exercise of the fundamental rights of people: the right to life, health, education, work, food and housing. The environmental damage has resulted in a situation of vulnerability and impoverishment of the communities. This talk will explore diverse cases studies of artistic activism as repertoire of political action in Chile, analysing cases from art, performance and music, that promote reflexion and resistance on the environmental crisis produces by the sacrifice zones.

    Dr. Paulina Bronfman is a Postdoctoral Researcher of the ANILLO ANID Project “Gender, Biopolitics and Creation. Cultural and political productions of women for new forms in gender relations” at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile. She hold a Master's and a PhD in Education Studies at the University of York, United Kingdom. Her work explores the intersections between Performance, Citizenship  and Cultural Studies. Dr. Bronfman is author of the book, Performance, ciudadania y activismo en Chile (Editorial Oso Liebre). Currently she is working on her second book: Scenic and performative practices as an ecological strategy in Chilefocused on environmental artistic activism, funded by the Chilean Ministry of Cult by the Chilean Ministry of Culture and Arts.

  • Teaching
  • PhD supervisions

    Current PhD supervisions

    Florence Evans: Art, Activism, and Memory in Buenos Aires, 1995-2003 (co-promoter: Dr. Boris Noordenbos)

    Emily Shin-Jie Lee: Artist-in-Residencies: Dwelling Spaces of Art and Politics (promoter: Prof. Dr. Margriet Schavemaker)

    Ariane Gros: From the 19th Century August to the Contemporary Joker: The Cultural Figure of the Clown and its Political Significance in Arts, Media and Public Space(s) (co-promoters: Prof. Dr. Peter Marx and Prof. Dr. Stephen Packard, University of Cologne)

    Julia Mullié: at this moment stanley brouwn is at the distance of x feet from this point (promoter: Prof. Dr. Margriet Schavemaker)

  • Publications

    2023

    • Bala, S. (2023). Das Theater verlassen auf der Suche nach dem Theater. In M. M. Castro Varela, & L. Haghighat (Eds.), Double Bind postkolonial : Kritische Perspektiven auf Kunst und Kulturelle Bildung (pp. 247-266). (Postcolonial Studies; Vol. 38). Transcript . https://doi.org/10.1515/9783839449868-013 [details]
    • Bala, S. (2023). The thorny entanglements of theater and colonial historiography in the Netherlands: Anti-colonial critique and imperial nostalgia in J. Slauerhoff’s play 'Jan Pieterszoon Coen' (1931). In E. Fischer-Lichte, M. Sugiera, T. Jost, H. Hartung, & O. Sultani (Eds.), Entangled Performance Histories: New Approaches to Theater Historiography (pp. 145-164). (Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies). Routledge. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003353461 [details]

    2021

    • Bala, S. (2021). Interruption and Interpellation: Leaving the Theater in Search of the Theater. In S. Rai, M. Gluhovic, S. Jestrovic, & M. Saward (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Performance and Politics (pp. 455–470). (Oxford Handbooks). Oxford University Press. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190863456.013.51 [details]

    2020

    • Bala, S. (2020). Necessary misapplications: the work of translation in performance in an era of global asymmetries. South African Theatre Journal, 33(1), 5-13. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10137548.2020.1760126 [details]
    • Bala, S. (2020). Theatre and the risk of fire. Biblioteca Teatrale, 133, 99-111. [details]
    • Bala, S. (2020). ‘Een kolonie moeten wij planten’: Over Jan Pietersz. Coen (1931) van J. Slauerhoff. In R. van der Zalm, A. Krans, B. Ramakers, & V. Zangl (Eds.), In Reprise: Tweeëntwintig Nederlandse en Vlaamse toneelstukken om opnieuw te bekijken (pp. 63-75). Amsterdam University Press. [details]
    • Reznek, J., & Bala, S. (2020). ‘And while I am falling, I listen’: on translation processes in I turned away and she was gone (2014) Jennie Reznek in conversation with Sruti Bala. South African Theatre Journal, 33(1), 52-66. https://doi.org/10.1080/10137548.2020.1754896 [details]

    2019

    • Bala, S. (2019). What is the impact of theatre and performance? In M. Bleeker, A. Kear, J. Kelleher, & H. Roms (Eds.), Thinking through Theatre and Performance (pp. 186-199). (Thinking Through Theatre). Bloomsbury. [details]
    • Bala, S. (2019). Workshops : The modularization of TO pedagogy: an interview with Sruti Bala. In K. Howe, J. Boal, & J. Soeiro (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to the Theatre of the Oppressed (pp. 304-308). (Routledge Theatre and Performance Companions). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315265704-33 [details]
    • Fleishman, M. (Guest ed.), & Bala, S. (Guest ed.) (2019). Translation and Performance in an Era of Global Asymmetries. South African Theatre Journal, 32(1). https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rthj20/32/1?nav=tocList
    • Fleishman, M., & Bala, S. (2019). Editorial: Translation and performance in an era of global asymmetries. South African Theatre Journal, 32(1), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1080/10137548.2019.1641352 [details]
    • Rao, M. K., & Bala, S. (2019). 'When you hold your eyes wide open, you actually don't see fully': on translation processes in the solo performance Ravanama (2011). South African Theatre Journal, 32(1), 77-87. https://doi.org/10.1080/10137548.2019.1623490 [details]

    2018

    • Bala, S. (2018). The Gestures of Participatory Art. Manchester University Press. [details]

    2017

    • Bala, S. (2017). Decolonising Theatre and Performance Studies: Tales from the classroom. Tijdschrift voor Genderstudies, 20(3), 333-345. https://doi.org/10.5117/TVGN2017.3.BALA [details]
    • Bala, S. (2017). Scattered Speculations on the 'Internationalization' of Performance Research. In S. Bala, M. Gluhovic, H. Korsberg, & K. Röttger (Eds.), International Performance Research Pedagogies: Towards an Unconditional Discipline? (pp. 55-65). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-53943-0_4 [details]
    • Bala, S. (2017). The Art of Unsolicited Participation. In T. Fisher, & E. Katsouraki (Eds.), Performing Antagonism: Theatre, Performance & Radical Democracy (pp. 273-287). (Performance Philosophy). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95100-0_14 [details]
    • Bala, S., Korsberg, H., Gluhovic, M., & Röttger, K. E. (2017). International Performance Research Pedagogies: Towards an Unconditional Discipline? In S. Bala, M. Gluhovic, H. Korsberg, & K. Röttger (Eds.), International Performance Research Pedagogies: Towards an Unconditional Discipline? (pp. 1-19). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-53943-0_1 [details]
    • Lakshmi, C. S., & Bala, S. (2017). No more sewing machines! The challenge of a women's archive in India. In N. Willems, S. Holla, E. Buchheim, S. Bultman, M. Groot, E. Walhout, & I. de Zwarte (Eds.), Gender and archiving: Past, present, future (pp. 103-106). (Jaarboek voor Vrouwengeschiedenis; Vol. 37). Verloren. [details]

    2016

    • Bala, S. (2016). Applied Theatre und die Frage der Institutionskritik. In M. Warstat, F. Evers, K. Flade, F. Lempa, & L. Seuberling (Eds.), Applied Theatre: Rahmen und Positionen (pp. 274-288). (Recherchen; Vol. 129). Theater der Zeit. [details]

    2015

    2014

    2013

    2012

    2011

    • Bala, S. (2011). 'Unsere Waffe ist die Beharrlichkeit': Auftreten, Konzept und Aktivitäten der gewaltfreien paschtunischen Armee der Khudai Khidmatgar (1929-1948). In R. Steinweg, & U. Laubenthal (Eds.), Gewaltfreie Aktion: Erfahrungen und Analysen (pp. 119-125). Brandes & Apsel. [details]

    2009

    2007

    • Bala, S. (2007). Embodying autonomy: Gandhi's fasts as a form of nonviolent protest. In F. E. Boucher, S. David, & J. Przychodzen (Eds.), La paix: esthétique d'une éthique (pp. 37-50). Peter Lang. [details]

    2006

    2024

    • Bouris, D. (Author), Boussaid, F. (Author), Bracke, S. (Author), Fontana, S. (Author), Pallister-Wilkins, P. (Author), Bala, S. (Author), de Cesari, C. (Author), Dekker, M. (Author), De Keere, K. (Author), Ferrari Braun, A. (Author), Gaddam, S. (Author), Hamdan, A. (Author), Hegazy, M. (Author), Jansen, Y. (Author), Işleyen, B. (Author), Korkmaz, A. (Author), Loken, M. (Author), Moors, A. (Author), Pali, B. (Author), ... Vertommen, S. (Author). (2024). De ondraaglijke lichtheid van UvA’s neutraliteit. Web publication or website, Folia. https://www.folia.nl/opinie/161096/de-ondraaglijke-lichtheid-van-uvas-neutraliteit

    2023

    • Bala, S. (2023). Can translation do justice? In A. Ganguly, & K. Gotman (Eds.), Performance and Translation in a Global Age (pp. 244-247). (Theatre and Performance Theory). Cambridge University Press. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009296786.015 [details]

    2022

    • Bala, S. (2022). Dekolonisierung der Theaterwissenschaft und Performance Studies: Geschichten aus dem Seminarraum. In A. Sharifi, & L. Skwirblies (Eds.), Theaterwissenschaft (post)kolonial, Theaterwissenschaft dekolonial : Eine kritische Bestandsaufnahme (pp. 61-76). (Theater; Vol. 142). Transcript . https://doi.org/10.1515/9783839455531-004 [details]

    2021

    2017

    2015

    • Bala, S. (2015). Rashomon: Diversifying Perspectives on Spectatorship in the Theatre of the Oppressed. Zbornik radova Fakulteta Dramskih Umetnosti, 27, 31-42. [details]
    • Bala, S., & Zangl, V. (2015). Humor's Opponents: Artistic Activism and the Ludic Aesthetic. In P. Weibel (Ed.), Global activism: art and conflict in the 21st century (pp. 449-454). MIT Press. [details]
    • Tellis, A., & Bala, S. (Eds.) (2015). The Global Trajectories of Queerness: Re-thinking Same-Sex Politics in the Global South . (Thamyris/Intersecting: Place, Sex and Race; Vol. 30). Brill Rodopi. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004217942 [details]
    • Zangl, V. (Guest ed.), & Bala, S. (Guest ed.) (2015). Special issue on humour in art and activism. European Journal of Humour Research, 3(2/3), 1-169. https://europeanjournalofhumour.org/index.php/ejhr/issue/view/11/showToc

    2014

    • Bala, S. (2014). Losse speculaties over de internationalisering van performance onderzoek. In S. Alting van Geusau, P. Eversmann, & R. van der Zalm (Eds.), Theaterwetenschap aan de Amstel: vijftig jaar onderzoek en onderwijs aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam (pp. 121-135). Amsterdam University Press. [details]

    2012

    • Bala, S. (2012). De-stultifying spectatorship in the theatre of the oppressed. In A. Klöck (Ed.), The politics of being on stage (pp. 229-246). (Schriften / Hochschule für Musik und Theater "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy" Leipzig; No. 4). Olms. [details]

    2009

    • Bala, S. (2009). Khuda-i Khidmatgar: Pashtun non-violent resistance force (1929-1948). In I. Ness (Ed.), The international encyclopaedia of revolution and protest: 1500 to the present (pp. 1965-1970). Wiley-Blackwell. [details]
    • Reich, H., & Bala, S. (2009). Theaterräume als Methode der Wissensgenerierung in der Friedensarbeit: das Unsagbare zeigen. In M. M. Baumann, H. M. Birkenbach, V. Brandes, S. Dieterich, U. Gundermann, & U. Suhr (Eds.), Friedensforschung und Friedenspraxis: Ermutigung zur Arbeit an der Utopie: Festschrift für Reiner Steinweg zum 70. Geburtstag (pp. 193-205). Brandes & Apsel. [details]

    2008

    • Bala, S. (2008). Mirar algo a la luz de las candilejas: consideraciones teóricas acerca de la performance. Apuntes de Teatro, 130, 140-147. [details]
    • Bala, S. (2008). The dramaturgy of fasting in Gandhian nonviolent action. In M. Wagner, & W. D. Ernst (Eds.), Performing the matrix: mediating cultural performances (pp. 289-306). ePODIUM. [details]

    2023

    2021

    • Bala, S. (2021). Uitdagingen voor het kunstonderwijs: Een Keynote voor Need for Legacy. Theaterkrant magazine, 142(2), 48-52. [details]

    2020

    • Bala, S. (2020). 'Een kolonie moeten wij planten': Over Jan Pietersz. Coen (1931) van J.J. Slauerhoff. TheaterMaker, 141(4), 73-78. [details]

    2019

    2018

    2017

    2016

    2014

    2013

    2012

    2011

    • Bala, S. (2011). [Review of: P. Anderson, J. Menon (2009) Violence performed: local roots and global routes of conflict; J. Thompson, et al. (2009) Performance in place of war]. Theatre Survey, 52(1), 209-211. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0040557411000329 [details]
    • Bala, S. (2011). [Review of: P.A. Ybarra (2009) Performing conquest : five centuries of theater, history, and identity in Tlaxcala, Mexico]. Theatre Research International, 36(3), 303-304. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0307883311000368 [details]

    2010

    2009

    • Bala, S. (2009). Von den Chancen der Intervention in Krisen. Impuls (Internationales Theaterinstitut Zentrum Bundesrepublik Deutschland), 2009(2), 23-25. [details]

    Prize / grant

    Talk / presentation

    • Bala, S. (speaker) (9-6-2021). Verdiepende dialoog over participatieve kunst, Nieuwe Makers Festival , Rotterdam. https://www.rotterdamswijktheater.nl/productie/gesprekken-tijdens/
    • Bala, S. (speaker) (26-3-2021). Leaving the theatre in search of the theatre, University of Arts London . http://youtu.be/QJuAmjZV530
    • Bala, S. (speaker) & Allen, R. (speaker) (8-3-2021). Gender and Citizenship in the Dutch Caribbean, Spui 25.
    • Bala, S. (speaker) (7-12-2020). Participation, translation and the institution, Beyond participation, Aarhus.
    • Bala, S. (speaker) (20-11-2020). Embodied practices: looking from small places, Minor Constellations in Conversation Lecture Series, Potsdam.
    • Bala, S. (speaker) (30-9-2020). Thoughts on inviting community participation, Seminar on Community Arts , Helsinki.
    • Bala, S. (invited speaker) (13-11-2019). Kritiek op eurocentrisme in het kunstonderwijs, Art Education Lecture Series, Arnhem.
    • Bala, S. (invited speaker) (28-9-2019). Was wir von den Kritikern Gandhis in Indien lernen können, Etwas tun aber wie? , Linz.
    • Bala, S. (invited speaker) (6-9-2019). Netherlands and the Black Atlantic Roundtable, The Netherlands and the Black Atlantic, Amsterdam.
    • Bala, S. (keynote speaker) (5-9-2019). The Need for Legacy, Netherlands Theatre Festival 2019, Amsterdam. https://www.academia.edu/40296434/Keynote_The_Need_for_Legacy
    • Bala, S. (invited speaker) (11-6-2019). Welcome Table: Colonialism on Stage, Holland Festival, Amsterdam.
    • Bala, S. (keynote speaker) (24-5-2019). Can the European translate?, There's No Going Back!, Rotterdam.
    • Bala, S. (speaker) (14-3-2019). The gestures of institutional critique, Performance Philosophy, Amsterdam.
    • Bala, S. (keynote speaker) (9-10-2018). Artistic Approaches to Colonial Legacies, Afrovibes Festival, Amsterdam.
    • Bala, S. (invited speaker) (3-10-2018). Postcolonial Theory and Globalisation, Erasmus University College.
    • Bala, S. (invited speaker) (24-9-2018). Sensing Race in the Theatre, Race and the Senses, Amsterdam.
    • Bala, S. (invited speaker) (8-9-2018). Een blik op de onzichtbare canon, Panel Discussion: The Need for Legacy, Amsterdam.
    • Bala, S. (speaker) & Cremers, F. (speaker) (19-6-2018). Introductory talk for performance 'Legacy' by Nadia Beugre, Holland Festival , Amsterdam.
    • Bala, S. (invited speaker) (12-6-2018). The theatrical scramble for "Africa" in 'Reverse Colonialism' (2017), Theatre as an Enriched Environment, Rome.
    • Bala, S. (speaker) (1-6-2018). Artistic representations of colonialism, Verschuivende perspectieven, Amsterdam.
    • Bala, S. (invited speaker) (7-5-2018). Research and the task of epistemic diversity, ISS The Hague. https://www.iss.nl/en/events/research-and-task-epistemic-diversity-2018-05-07
    • Bala, S. (invited speaker) (2-5-2018). Gayatri Spivak's critique of the sovereign subject in 'Can the Subaltern Speak?', Erasmus University College.
    • Bala, S. (invited speaker) (22-3-2018). Representatie, Stereotypering en Typecasting in het theater, Representatie, Stereotypering en Typecasting, Utrecht.
    • Bala, S. (invited speaker) (23-1-2018). Artistic Critiques of Sovereignty: Perspectives from the Dutch Caribbean, Freie Universität Berlin.
    • Bala, S. (keynote speaker) (13-10-2017). Notes on the Theatre Workshop, Back to the Senses, Helsinki.
    • Bala, S. (speaker) (4-10-2017). Colonial Conversations: Panel discussion with Jay Pather, Katlego Disemelo and Sruti Bala, Afrovibes Festival, Amsterdam.
    • Bala, S. (invited speaker) (14-7-2017). The translator's note, Translation and Performance, Pondicherry.
    • Bala, S. (invited speaker) (24-5-2017). Theatre and Participation, Texte.Zeichen.Medien, Erfurt.
    • Bala, S. (invited speaker) (8-5-2017). Translation in/and Performance, Translation and Performance, Cape Town.
    • Bala, S. (invited speaker) (4-5-2017). Cultural Analysis and the Making of Intended Mistakes, Studies in Performing Arts and Media Lecture Series, Ghent.
    • Bala, S. (invited speaker) (22-3-2017). Desiring the stage: Female Theatre Artists in India, Dissident Desires , Amsterdam.
    • Bala, S. (keynote speaker) (18-11-2016). The Gestures of Participatory Performance, Research Seminar, Finnish Society for Theatre Research, Helsinki, Finland.
    • Bala, S. (invited speaker) (16-9-2016). Female Theatre Artists in India and their Solitary Struggles On and Off-Stage, Sexing the City, Leiden. http://www.hera-single.de/sexing-the-city-hera-single-final-conference/
    • Bala, S. (invited speaker) (16-9-2016). Three Female Theatre Artists in India and their Solitary Struggles On and Off-Stage, HERA Final conference 'Sexing the City', Leiden, Netherlands.
    • Bala, S. (invited speaker) (19-8-2016). The Gestures of Participatory Art, Sarojini Naidu School of Arts and Communication: UGC Special Assistance Programme on Visual Culture, University of Hyderabad, India.
    • Bala, S. (invited speaker) (20-4-2016). After Performance, After Performance, London.
    • Bala, S. (invited speaker) (20-4-2016). On the necessity of working with inadequate concepts, After Performance: Symposium (King's College, London and National University of Singapore), London, UK.
    • Bala, S. (invited speaker) (16-7-2015). Postdramatic theatre, Dept. of Comparative Literature Lecture Series, Kasargod, Central University of Kerala.
    • Bala, S. (invited speaker) (10-7-2015). Unsolicited gestures of participation in performance and public life, Annual Conference of the International Federation of Theatre Research, Hyderabad, India.
    • Bala, S. (speaker) (3-2-2015). The Micropolitics of Participatory Art, Weekly Colloquium, Freie Universität Berlin, International Research Centre "Interweaving Performance Cultures".
    • Bala, S. (speaker) (29-7-2014). The task of reparative translation in Elfriede Jelinek's 'Kein Licht', International Federation of Theatre Research Annual Conference, Feminist Working Group Presentation, University of Warwick.
    • Bala, S. (invited speaker) (31-1-2014). The Art of Unsolicited Participation, Conference: Politics of the Applied. Theatre and Art as Intervention, Free University of Berlin, Research Programme Aesthetics of Applied Theatre. http://www.applied-theatre.org/de/dates/konferenz-politics-applied-theater-und-kunst-als-intervention
    • Bala, S. (invited speaker) & Zangl, V. (invited speaker) (25-1-2014). Humour, Art and Activism in the Global Moment, Global Activism Symposium, ZKM, Karlsruhe. http://www.global-activism.de/content/global-activism-symposium-0

    Others

    • Bala, S. (participant), Bonilla , Y. (participant) & Allen, R. (organiser) (8-4-2021). Non-Sovereign Citizens: Puerto Rico, USA and the Aporias of Empire, Curaçao. Guest Lecture by Prof. Dr. Yarimar Bonilla, Rutgers University (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Bala, S. (organiser) & Mazadiego, E. (organiser) (2-2021 - 6-2021). Politics and Performance Speakers Series. Organized by Sruti Bala (Theatre) and Elize Mazadiego (Art History)A 5-part online speaker series that runs complementary to our jointly taught MA (…) (organising a conference, workshop, ...). https://asca.uva.nl/programme/seminars/politics-and-performance/politics-and-performance.html
    • Bala, S. (participant) (20-1-2021). Dahlem Humanities Centre Annual Lecture, Berlin. Respondent to lecture by Prof. Dr. Sabelo Ndlovu-Gatsheni: The Politics of Knowledge in Africa and African Scholarship on Decolonization (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Bala, S. (organiser), Allen, R. (organiser) & Kamugisha, A. (participant) (26-11-2020). Caribbean Thought against Neocolonial Citizenship: Towards a Future Beyond Coloniality, Curaçao. Guest Lecture by Prof. Aaron Kamugisha, University of the West Indies (organising a conference, workshop, ...). https://www.dutch-caribbean-citizenship.info/events/2020/11/26/caribbean-thought-against-neocolonial-citizenship-towards-a-future-beyond-coloniality
    • Bala, S. (other) (11-10-2020). Black History Month (other).
    • Bala, S. (participant) (18-5-2019). Other Radicals, Amsterdam (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Bala, S. (participant) (14-11-2018). Het boek gaat op! Nieuwe publicaties van Amsterdamse theaterwetenschappers (other).
    • Bala, S. (participant) (30-10-2018). Stuart Hall's Voice, Amsterdam (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Bala, S. (participant) (12-7-2018). International Federation for Theatre Research World Congress, Belgrade. Can the European translate?

      Can the European translate? (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Bala, S. (participant) (21-6-2018 - 24-6-2018). Dynamics of Interweaving Performance Cultures, Berlin (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Bala, S. (organiser) (6-6-2018 - 7-6-2018). Decolonial Desires, Amsterdam. Talk and seminar with Dr. Vanessa Agard-Jones, Columbia University (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Bala, S. (organiser) & Isenia, W. G. S. J. (organiser) (3-4-2018 - 6-4-2018). Critical Thinking in Curaçao and the Construction of Forgetting, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Bala, S. (organiser) & Allen, R. (organiser) (21-11-2017). Gender and Culture in the Dutch Caribbean, Curaçao (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Bala, S. (organiser) & Isenia, W. G. S. J. (organiser) (27-3-2017 - 28-3-2017). Sexual Politics in Colonial Curaçao, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Bala, S. (organiser) (13-10-2016). Dramaturgies of Whiteness, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Bala, S. (organiser) (11-10-2016). Symposium: Dramaturgies of Cultural Translation, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Bala, S. (organiser) & Zangl, V. (organiser) (10-3-2014 - 15-12-2014). Art and Activism - Lecture and Discussion Series, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • Bala, S. (other) (2014 - 2015). Research Fellow, International Research Centre "Interweaving Performance Cultures" (other). http://www.geisteswissenschaften.fu-berlin.de/en/v/interweaving-performance-cultures/about-us/index.html
    • Bala, S. (organiser) & Zangl, V. (organiser) (18-9-2013 - 20-9-2013). Exploratory Workshop, Wassenaar. Humorous Approaches to Art and Activism in Conflict (organising a conference, workshop, ...).

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    • Deng, L. (2020). “Be water, my friend”: Non-oppositional criticalities of socially engaged art in urbanising China. [Thesis, fully internal, Universiteit van Amsterdam]. [details]
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