Assistant Professor of Art History
Office: Filene 114
Office Hours: Spring 2018
Tuesday, 9:45 am-11:00 am
Friday*, 1:45 pm-2:45 pm (*except the first Friday of every month)
- Ph.D., Art History, University of California, Los Angeles, 2007
- M.A., South Asian Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1997
- B.A., Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1994
- Asia, particularly South Asia and West Asia
RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
- The Visual Cultures of the Mughal Empire, British Colonialism, and Nationalism in South Asia (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan); Orientalism and Postcolonial Theory; Architectural Preservation and Conservation Practices; Representations of Gender; Historiography; Relationships Between Media and Memory.
- Survey of Asian Art (AH 104)
- Asian Places and Spaces (AH 202)
- The Arts of South Asia (AH 206)
- Islamic Art and Architecture (AH 209)
- Image and Narrative in Asian Art (AH 313)
- Asian Pop! (AH 318)
- Senior Seminar: Orientalism (AH 375)
2017 “ ‘Authenticity’ as Intermediary: Contested Memories of the Mughal Fort of
Old Delhi,” International Journal of Islamic Architecture, 7.1, 2017.
2016 “European Fantasies and Awadhi Dreams: Exoticism, Eroticism, and the
Desire for Power,” in Orientalism, Eroticism and Modern Visuality in Global
Cultures, eds. Joan DelPlato and Julie Codell (Surrey, U.K. and Burlington, VT:
2012 “Competing and Complementary Visions of the Court of the Great Mogor,” in
Seeing Across Cultures, ed. Dana Leibsohn and Jeanette Peterson (Farnham,
Surrey, United Kingdom: Ashgate, 2012): 73-94.
2011 “Locations of Longing: The Ruins of Old Lahore,” Ruins: Fabricating Histories
of Time, Third Text (Special Issue), ed. Padma Kaimal and Janice Leoshko, 25:6
(November 2011): 699-713.
2012 Book Review. Swati Chattopadhyay, Representing Calcutta: Modernity,
Nationalism, and the Colonial Uncanny. caa.reviews (2012).
2001 Book Review. The Moonlight Garden: New Discoveries at the Taj Mahal, ed.
Elizabeth Moynihan, Marg 53:2 (December 2001): 74.
Publications in Progress
Forthcoming “Circuits of Exchange: Muraqqas and Illustrated Gift Books in the Early
Century,” in Festschrift in Honor of Professor Robert Brown, ed. Robert Caroli, DK
Forthcoming “A City Besieged and a Love Lamented: Representations of Delhi’s Qila-i
Mualla (‘Exalted Fortress’) in the Eighteenth Century,” in Repositioning
Mughal Architecture Within the Persianate World, ed. Mehreen Chida-Razvi,
South Asian Studies, May 2019.
Forthcoming “Concealing and Revealing the Female Body in European Prints and Mughal
Paintings,” in Prints as Agents of Cross-Cultural Exchange in the Early
Modern Period,” ed. Heather Madar, Amsterdam University Press.