Assistant Professor of Theatre
Suhaila Meera (she/her) is a director, dramaturg, and scholar whose research traces the planetary stakes of mass displacement through figurations of the child refugee. Her current book project, Playing Children: Displacement and the Performance of Childhood, offers a transregional study of theatrical and cinematic representations of children navigating national borders in and beyond South Asia and the Middle East. Her writing has appeared in Performance Research, Studies in South Asian Film & Media, Women’s Studies, and is forthcoming in Theatre Journal. She recently adapted and directed Bhisham Sahni’s Pali at Stanford University and was the dramaturg for Yilong Liu’s PrEP Play, or Blue Parachute at the New Conservatory Theatre Center.
PhD Stanford University 2023; BA Cornell University 2013