Kathryn Hansen

Kathryn Hansen is a renowned scholar of South Asian theatre history, specializing on North India's Hindi and Urdu vernacular traditions. She co-edited 'A Wilderness of Possibilities: Urdu Studies in Transnational Perspective' and wrote 'Grounds for Play: The Nautanki Theatre of North India.' She also translated 'The Parsi Theatre: Its Origins and Evolution.' At the University of Texas at Austin, she is a Professor in the Department of Asian Studies.