Dia Da Costa

Professor of Social Justice and International Studies in Education, Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta

Dia Da Costa’s research analyzes the complex relationship of activism in contemporary India to state violence and development discourses. She is the author of Politicizing Creative Economy: Activism and a Hunger called Theatre (University of Illinois Press, 2016) and Development Dramas: Reimagining Rural Political Action in Eastern India(Routledge, 2009). Her recent research has moved toward the study of the ways in which South Asian communities in Canada name, challenge, and reproduce state violence.