Gargi is a theatre practitioner and performance studies scholar. She is Assistant Professor in Theatre and Performance at O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat and, visiting faculty for Performances Studies at Ambedkar University, Delhi. She is an economics graduate from Delhi University and alumnus of National School of Drama, Delhi with a specialization in theatre techniques and design. She has also trained in acting at the Shri Ram Centre for Arts and Culture and has directed several theatre productions and curated five international theatre festivals. She holds the Erasmus Mundus research MA in International Performance Research from University of Amsterdam and University of Warwick.
Her research interests are in the areas of cultural politics and cultural policy, theatre history- historiography, representation & self-articulations of women in public culture and, performance studies. Her publications have appeared in journals such as Performance Research, EPW and TRI and magazines like Marg, Projects / Processes by Serendipity. She has presented papers at conferences in University of Western Australia, University of Cape Town, University of Warwick, University of Hyderabad and University of Lisbon. In 2017-18 she was a part of the collaborative research project “Translation and Performance: Encountering Otherness” led by theatre scholars and practitioners from University of Cape Town, Ambedkar University Delhi, and Shiv Nadar University. Her ongoing doctoral research from Central University of Hyderabad is on creating a historical narrative of a national cultural policy with respect to theatre and performance in India focussing particularly on the functioning of Sangeet Natak Academy through ideas of cultural governance and democracy.