Research Interests: History of Photography; South Asian Art and Visual Culture; Art and Activism; Global Modernism; Contemporary Art; Intellectual History of Art; Art Historiography; Postcolonial Studies; Print History; History of Inter-Asian Connections
Professor Ranu Roychoduhuri is a scholar of modern and contemporary art in South Asia, focusing on photography, print history, intellectual histories of art, art historiography, and postcolonial studies. She has published in peer-reviewed journals, edited volumes, and art magazines and her research has been supported by national and international institutions. She curated shows for private and public institutions and taught in the US and Indian higher education institutions. Her scholarship, teaching, and curatorial practices focus on entangled histories of visual aesthetics, photographic techno-materiality, intellectual commitments, and political processes in modern South Asia and foreground the historical interconnectedness of visual cultures that exemplify cosmopolitan artistic practices.
Professor Roychoduhuri received her PhD in South Asian Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago and began her professional career at Nalanda University. Subsequently, she joined the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati before joining Ahmedabad University. During her tenure at the IITG, she spent an academic year as Associate Research Scholar and Lecturer at Yale University.
Peer-reviewed journal articles
Chapters in Edited Volumes
At Ahmedabad University, Professor Roychoudhuri is part of the faculty team developing the Dual-Degree Programme in Integrated Arts and teaches courses across areas of her research interest.
PVA101 Exploring Studio Art (Co-taught)