Resume

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Education

  • PhD, Material and Visual Culture, Anthropology, University College London (UCL), UK, 2015.
  • MFA, Studio Art, Penn State University (PSU), State College, US, 2009.
  • BA (Hons) Anthropology, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, 2000.
  • BFA, Communication Design, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India, 1998.
Work Experience
  • 2016 – 2018, Postdoctoral Fellowship, Bard Graduate Center and the American Museum of Natural History, New York, US.
  • 2016 – ongoing, Honorary Research Associate, UCL, UK.
  • 2014 – ongoing, Editor of 'Material Religions' Blog.
  • 2014, Documented Indian artifacts at the Horniman Museum and Gardens as part of "Collections, People, Stories: Anthropology Reconsidered."
  • 2012 – 2014, Organised conferences including India: A Veneration Nation? and Bodily and Material Cultures of Religion.
  • 2013, Taught introductory modules on material culture and ethnography at Srishti College of Art, Design and Technology, India, and National Institute of Design, India.
  • 2010 – 2011, Artist, Glen Gardner, New Jersey, US.
  • Sept – Dec 2009, Apprenticeship, Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philadelphia, PA, US.
  • Jul – Aug 2009, Summer Art Teacher, East Orange Cultural Center, East Orange, New Jersey, US.
  • May – Jun 2009, Summer Intensive Workshop, Fabric Workshop & Museum, Philadelphia, PA, US.
  • Aug 2007 – May 2009, Instructor of Record, Teaching Assistant and Studio Technician, PSU.
  • Aug 2007 – Nov 2008, Symposium Organizer, ‘The Culture of Ornament & Decoration’, PSU.
Awards
  • 2013, British Association for the Study of Religions (BASR), Conference Bursary.
  • 2012, India Travel Award, Nehru Trust for the Indian Collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
  • 2011, UCL Anthropology Departmental Bursary.
  • 2010, Rotary International District 7510 Ambassadorial Scholarship 2011-12.
  • 2009, Solo Exhibition 2010, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ.
  • 2007 – 08, Graduate Scholarship, Penn State University.
Research & Publications Shows and Reviews Skills
  • Interdisciplinary research across anthropology, cultural history and materials/objects.
  • Multi-material artwork across clay, fiber and print.
  • Strong communication, organization and collaboration skills.
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