• Rashmi Viswanathan

    Postdoctoral Fellow, Global Contemporary Art


    Rashmi Viswanathan writes on colonial-era art and its historiographies, and more recent art in and related to the Global Contemporary.



    Degrees Held:

    PhD History of Art, New York University Institute of Fine Arts

    MA History of Art, Hunter College

    BA Music, San Jose State University

    Recent Publications:

    “Collecting Asian Modern: The Grey Collection,” A Cultural History of Collecting (book chapter, 2018)     

    "An Architecture of Memory,” Third Text (2017)

    “The Tressider Album (18571863): A Case Study of a Private ‘Ethnography,’” Trans Asia Photography Review (2016)

    “Picturing Criminals,” Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of  Postcolonial Studies. Gen. Eds., Henry Schwarz and Sangeeta Ray. Wiley Blackwell, 2015



    Research Interests:

    global Contemporary Art; history of photography; Islamic art history; visual anthropology and colonial studies

    Current Courses:

    Curating Knowledge (Fall 2018)

    Global Feminisms

    History of Photography (Fall 2018)

    Independent Study

    Photography: The Age of Empire