Adivasi and Indigenous studies, South Asian Visual culture, Visual Studies, Visual Anthropology, Festival Cultures of South Asia.
Taught (with Lars Tore Flaaten) the Introductory course to India Studies for undergraduate students.
Curated and lectured on two film series 'Bollywood: Then and Now' (Spring 2016) and 'Three Tragedies and A Comedy: Shakespeare in India' (Fall 2016)
Designed and taught a course called 'Narratives in Art' at the Government College of Arts and Crafts, Kolkata, 2012.
Higher education and employment history
List of Academic Publications
Upcoming 'From the Great Goddess to Everywoman: Western Naturalism and the Durga murti in West Bengal' in Technology and Religion in Historical and Contemporary South Asia: Spaces, Practices and Authorities, eds. Knut Jacobsen and Kristina Myervold, Brill, 2017
‘Craft, Identity, Hierarchy: The Kumbhakars of Bengal’, The Politics of Caste in West Bengal, eds. Uday Chandra, Geir Heierstad, Kenneth Bo Nielsen, Routledge India, 2016.
Editing Upcoming volume (with Hillary Rodrigues and Caleb Simmons),Nine Nights of the Goddess: Navarātri, Navarātra and Durgāpūjā in South Asia and Beyond, SUNY University Press, 2017
Upcoming, ‘Politics, Art and Religion in the Durga Puja of Bengal’, in Nine Nights of the Goddess: Navarātri, Navarātra and Durgāpūjā in South Asia and Beyond , eds. Hillary Rodrigues, Moumita Sen and Caleb Simmons, SUNY University Press, 2017
Upcoming, ‘Can Didi truly become Durga? The Riddle of the Two Goddesses', in The Navaratri Festival: Devi, Dolls and Darbars (Tentative Title), eds. Vasudha Narayanan and Ute Huesken, University of Washington Press, 2017
List of Published Essays in Art Journals
‘Memories of Another Day’, review of ‘The City in the Archive: Calcutta’s Visual Histories’, Art India, 2012 Volume XVI Issue II Quarter II
‘Mahabharata: A Review of Ganesh Pyne’s Paintings’, ‘Art Etc., Vol. 2, No. 4, Emami Chisel Art Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata, June 2011.
‘Of Tangible Desires and Images’ in ‘Art Etc’ Volume 2, number 2, Emami Chisel Art Pvt. Ltd., September 2010.
‘Selfing and Unselfing’ in ‘Art Etc’ Volume 2, number 2, Emami Chisel Art Pvt. Ltd., September 2010.
‘Of Art and Life : A study of Avant-gardism, Global Communities and Utopianism’, ‘Art Etc’, Special Issue, ‘Lead Essay’, Vol. 1, No. 3, Emami Chisel Art Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata, 2008.
‘The Astonishment of ‘Seeing’’, ‘Art Etc’, Special Issue, ‘Lead Essay’, Vol. 1, No. 3, Emami Chisel Art Pvt. Ltd., Kolkata, 2008.
‘The Playground of the Possible.’[Seagull Books, Kolkata, 2010], Published as a part of the exhibition “The Art of the Book”, at Seagull, Interviewed the artist.
‘Art as Process not as Event: The works of William Kentridge’, Art & Deal, February 2011, New Delhi.