CV

POSITIONS

  • 2014–       Associate Professor, History of Art ~ Johns Hopkins University
  • 2012–14   Teaching Professor, History of Art ~ Johns Hopkins University
  • 2008–12   Visiting Associate Professor, History of Art & Political Science ~ JHU
  • 2006–08    Lecturer in Politics & International Relations ~ Swansea University
  • 2004–06    Research Associate ~ Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
  • 2004–05    Visiting Scholar, History ~ Pennsylvania State University
  • 2003–04    Assistant Professor, Art History ~ University of Redlands
  • 1998–03    Assistant Professor, Art History ~ St. Mary’s College of Maryland

EDUCATION

  • 1999   University of Minnesota ~ Ph.D. in South Asian & Islamic Art History
    • Mellon Fellow in Humanistic Studies, CAORC Research Fellow
  • 1995   University of Minnesota ~ M.A. in South Asian & Islamic Art History
  • 1993   Pomona College ~ B.A. in Art History

BOOKS

  • 2017   Displaying Time: The Many Temporalities of the Festival of India. Seattle: University of Washington Press. 9780295741987 (Meiss Publication Grant, CAA)
  • 2016   Rethinking Place in South Asian and Islamic Art, 1500–present. Co-edited with Deborah Hutton. New York: Routledge Publications. 9781472466341 | intro
  • 2011   A Companion to Asian Art and Architecture. Co-edited with Deborah Hutton. London & New York: Wiley-Blackwell Publications. 9781405185370 Paperback edition, 2015, 9781119019534 | pdfs: tocintro
  • 2011   Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest: Modern and Contemporary Indian Art from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Collection. Exhibition catalog. | essay
  • 2010   Gandhi’s Spinning Wheel and the Making of India. London: Routledge. 9780415494311 | intro
  • 2009   Art for a Modern India, 1947–1980. Durham: Duke University Press. 9780822343752 (Reviewed in LeonardoArt History, and CAA.reviewsintro
  • 2006   Asian Art: An Anthology. Co-edited with Deborah Hutton. London & New York: Blackwell Publications. 9781405122412 | intro

ARTICLES

  • 2017   “The Group 1890” and “Subtle Transformations: Art and Politics in the 1990s” in Partha Mitter and Parul Dave Mukherji, eds., Twentieth Century Indian Art, New Delhi: Arts Alive Gallery.
  • 2015   “Perfecting Political Performance: Spinning, Gandhi and Virtuosity,” in Arundhati Virmani, ed. Political Aesthetics: Culture, Critique, and the Everyday, London: Routledge, pp. 140–58.
  • 2014 “A Distant Contemporary: Indian Twentieth-Century Art in the Festival of India.” Art Bulletin 96:3 (September 2014): 338–56.
  • 2013  “Colonial Polyrhythm: Imaging Action in the Early Nineteenth Century.” Visual Anthropology 26.4: 269–97. pdf
  • 2013  “Path Breakers,” and five extended artist entries in Susan S. Bean, ed., Midnight to the Boom: Painting in India after Independence. New York: Thames & Hudson and the Peabody Essex Museum, 77–81; 82–85; 92–95; 110–13; 160–65; 170–75. pdf
  • 2011  “Moments of Resistance: Small Interventions and the Festival of India,” in Kim Youngna, ed., Exhibiting Asian Art: Issues and Perspectives, Seoul: National Museum of Korea, 193–226. Translated into Korean by Heeryoon Shin. Expanded version in Misuljaryo 82 (2012): 14–44. pdf
  • 2011 “Seeking Oneness: G.R. Santosh’s Political, Historical and Philosophical Syncretism.” Awakening: A Retrospective of G.R. Santosh, exhib. cat., New Delhi: Delhi Art Gallery, 26–35.
  • 2010   “Revivalism, Modernism, and Internationalism: Finding the Old in the New India” in Anthony D’Costa, ed. A New IndiaLondon: Anthem Press, 151–78. pdf
  • 2009   “Reviving the Past: Post-Independence Architecture and Politics in India’s Long 1950s.” Interventions 11.3 (November): 293–315. pdf
  • 2009   “Spinning without Touching the Wheel: Anti-Colonialism, Indian Nationalism and the Deployment of Symbol.” Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East 29.2: 230–245. pdf
  • 2008   “Provincializing Modernity: From Derivative to Traditional.” Response to Partha Mitter. Art Bulletin 90.4 (December): 555–557. pdf
  • 2008   “Orientalism in Firefly and Serenity.” Slayage 7.1 (Winter) online, 16 pages.
  • 2007   “Partition and the Uses of History in Waqt/Time (1965).” Screen 48.2 (Summer): 161–178. pdf
  • 2006   “The Modern and the Ancient: 20th Century Re-readings of Indian History.” South Asian Studies 22: 103–114. pdf
  • 2006   “Inscribing Colonial Monumentality: A Case Study of the 1763 Patna Massacre Memorial.” The Journal of Asian Studies 65.1 (February): 91–114. pdf
  • 2005   “P.T. Reddy, Neo-Tantrism, and Modern Indian Art.” Art Journal 64.4 (Winter): 26–49pdf
  • 2005   “Patna’s Golghar and the Transformation of Colonial Discourse.” Archives of Asian Art 55: 53–63. pdf
  • 2003   “Abject to Object: Colonialism Preserved through the Imagery of Muharram.” Res: Anthropology and Aesthetics 43 (Spring): 203–217. pdf
  • 2003   “The Cemeteries and the Suburbs: Patna’s Challenges to the Colonial City in South Asia.” The Journal of Urban History 29.2 (January): 151–173pdf
  • 1997   “Sir Charles D’Oyly in Dhaka:  The Colonial Picturesque.” The Journal of Bengal Art 2: 265–282. pdf

EXHIBITIONS

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