Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Sujatha A. Meegama

Assistant Professor, School of Art, Design and Media

Email: sujathameegama@ntu.edu.sg
Asst Prof Sujatha A. Meegama

Biography
Sujatha Arundathi Meegama joined the School of Art, Design, and Media as an assistant professor in art history in 2012. She holds a B.A. from Temple University Tokyo, an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in History of Art from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to joining NTU, she worked as a museum educator at The Art Institute of Chicago. Her research has been published in Artibus Asiae and most recently in the volume, Sri Lanka at the Crossroads of History (London: University College London Press, 2017). She is the editor of Sri Lanka: Connected Art Histories (Mumbai: Marg Foundation, 2017). Her current research interests range from global art histories to the digital humanities.
Research Interests
Keywords: Global Art Histories, Connecting Art Histories in the Indian Ocean, Digital Humanities, Museum Education

Research Grants:
2018 National Heritage Board Grant, Singapore
2017 American Institute of Sri Lankan Studies
2012-2015 Start-up Grant, Nanyang Technological University

Publications:
2017 Sri Lanka: Connected Art Histories. Edited by Sujatha Meegama. Mumbai, India: Marg Foundation, 2017.

2017 “In Search of National Traditions: Mapping Sri Lanka’s Art Histories.” In Sri Lanka: Connected Art Histories. Edited by Sujatha Meegama.
Mumbai, India: Marg Foundation, 2017.

2017 “Albrecht Durer in Sri Lanka: An Ivory Carver’s Response to a European Print.” In Sri Lanka: Connected Art Histories. Edited by Sujatha
Meegama. Mumbai, India: Marg Foundation, 2017.

2017 “The Local and the Global: The Multiple Visual Worlds of Ivory Carvers in Early Modern Sri Lanka.” In Sri Lanka at the Crossroads of
History. Edited by Zoltan Biedermann and Alan Strathern. London: University College London Press, 2017.

2013 “War and Peace: Visual Narratives from Contemporary Sri Lanka.” In exhibition catalog, War and Peace: Visual Narratives from
Contemporary Sri Lanka.

2010 “South Indian or Sri Lankan? The Hindu Temples in Polonnaruva, Sri Lanka” Artibus Asiae Vol. 70.1 (2010): 25-45.
Current Projects
  • The Hidden Shrines of Singapore: Mapping and Narrating Multi-Religious Heritages

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