Saloni Mathur

Saloni Mathur, who received her PhD. in Cultural Anthropology from the New School for Social Research in New York in 1998, brings both art historical and anthropological perspectives to her teaching and research. Her areas of interest include the visual cultures of modern South Asia and its diasporas, colonial studies and postcolonial criticism, the history of anthropological ideas, museum studies in a global frame, and modern and contemporary South Asian art. She is author of India by Design: Colonial History and Cultural Display (UC Press, 2007), editor of The Migrant’s Time: Rethinking Art History and Diaspora (Clark Art Institute/Yale University Press, 2011), and co-editor (with Kavita Singh) of No Touching, No Spitting, No Praying: the Museum in South Asia (Routledge, 2015). Professor Mathur has received awards/fellowships from the Yale Center for British Art, the Getty Grant Program, the Clark Art Institute, the Getty Research Institute, the University of California Humanities Research Institute, and the Social Science Research Council of Canada, and is presently chair of the editorial board of the CAA's Art Journal.  Her current book project titled A Fragile Inheritance: Radical Stakes in Contemporary Indian Art was awarded a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for 2014.

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