Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Sujatha A. Meegama

Assistant Professor, School of Art, Design and Media

Email: sujathameegama@ntu.edu.sg
Phone: +65 63168721
Office: ART 04 20
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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