Focus and Scope

South Asian Dance Intersections is a progressive, scholarly, blind peer-reviewed, and open-access journal which seeks to publish a unique blend of original high-quality research in scholarly, choreographic, contemporary, community-building, and technical explorations within South Asian dance and its interdisciplinary intersections. It seeks to publish policy, theory, and practice articles, reflection essays,  book and resource reviews, and arts-based works related to all aspects of dance appreciation in South Asian performing arts in both discursive and embodied contexts. It desires to make connections between the verbal and performative in live-performance, pedagogy, and creative interpretations. It also provides a forum for the social activist scholar and artist to use writing and other forms of representation as  vehicles for ventures at the intersection of artistic excellence and social justice. Submissions undergo a peer-review process. There are no author fees.

Submission Types

Issues include full-length articles based (6000-8000 words), book and performance reviews (500-700 words), reflection essays (1200-3500 words), and arts-based work in AV format. Refer to submission guidelines for more information.

Editorial Team

Dr. Arshiya Sethi, Independent Artrepreneur/ Scholar

Editorial Board

Dr. Rohini Acharya, Oberlin College, Ohio

Dr. Anurima Banerji, University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Pallabi Chakravorty, Swarthmore College

Dr. Ananya Chatterjea, University of Minnesota

Sheema Kirmani, Independent Activist-Scholar

Lubna Marium, A Center for Advancement of South Asian Culture

Dr. Sarah Morelli, University of Denver

Dr. Rumya Putcha, University of Georgia

Dr. Urmimala Sarkar, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Dr. Kaustavi Sarkar, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Dr. Yashoda Thakore, Guest Faculty, Dance University of Silicon Andhra, California

Dr. Aishika Chakraborty, Director, Women's Studies, Jadavpur University

UNC Charlotte Advisory Board

Professor Gretchen Alterowitz, Chair, Dance

Dr. Ritika Prasad, History

Dr. Ann Dils, Dance

Peer Review Process

All reviewers have an earned doctorate and publication experience. Creative reflections as well as scholarly articles are double blind peer-reviewed by at least 1 reviewer. Book reviews and resources are peer-reviewed by the Book Review & Resources editor. The review process typically takes between 12-16 weeks. For general questions and comments about the peer-review process, the journal or its editorial policies that are not addressed here, we encourage potential authors to contact the Journal Manager directly at ksarkar@uncc.edu.

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Open Access Policy

This journal provides open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Terms of Use

All content contained within South Asian Dance Intersections may be used as set forth in the Creative Commons CC BY Attribution License.

You are free to:
Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material for any purpose, even commercially.

Under the following terms:
Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.

Journal History

This journal hopes to integrate and interrogate multiple voices in South Asian dance. Some of them are loud voices, such as state recognized forms, while others are not so loud. It attempts to capture a full discourse in dance by bridging languages and by catching the discourse by casting multiple nets over the years. The journal hopes to initiate and extend trends and patterns of existing discourses. The vision of this journal is to eventually produce the discursive extent through a compilation in an anthology compiling three or four editions of this exercise.