Sandra Chatterjee is a choreographer and researcher in the areas of Culture and Performance, as well as Dance Studies. She is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Music and Dance Studies, University of Salzburg (research-project Traversing the Contemporary (pl.), and the communication project Tanz und Migration, Austrian Science Fund [FWF] P 24190 and WPK 32).
She studied Dance and “Culture and Performance” in Honolulu and Los Angeles (1998 Bachelor of Arts in Dance (ethnology emphasis), University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHM); 2001 Master of Arts in Dance, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); 2005 PhD in Culture and Performance, UCLA: dissertation: Undomesticated Bodies: South Asian Women Perform the Impossible). 2009 post-graduate programme in “Kultur und Organisation”, University of Vienna and Institut für Kulturkonzepte.
Her research, focusing on performance, cultural, dance, gender, postcolonial and migration studies is situated at the intersection of theory and artistic practice (since 1991 classical Indian dance; since 1998 choreographic work in contemporary dance). She is a co-founder of the Post Natyam Collective an internet-based network of choreographers/scholars, working in live performance, video, and scholarship.