Ansuya Naguran is a South African academic and Applied Theatre Practitioner. She currently holds the position of Community Development Evaluation Officer at the Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS) in Sydney, Australia. Ansuya has facilitated and conducted research mainly within the South African prison and residential child and youth care settings. She has also facilitated Applied Theatre programs in the USA aimed at addressing issues of systemic oppression. Ansuya holds a PhD in Applied Theatre from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.