Current Academic Position
University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Jan 2022 Onwards
Lecturer in the History of Art (Historical Studies). Specialism in Modern and Contemporary periods, with particular interests in South Asian art, ideas of British-ness, postcolonial theory and debates on de-colonization.
Lassalle College of the Arts, Singapore
Jan 2021 – Jan 2022
Lecturer on MA in “Asian Art Histories”, including co-leading Semester 1 & 2 modules Histories & Theories of Asian Art and Society & Politics (2021-2022). The post involves contributing the majority of the lectures on these modules, co-leading seminars, supervising and first marking assignments. Lasalle’s MA was the first course dedicated to Modern & Contemporary Asian art that was ever to have been launched, spear-headed by its Programme Leader Jeffrey Say in 2010. It continues to be the only Art History programme available in Singapore.
Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London, UK
May 2016 – Jan 2022
- MA Lecturing on Modern & Contemporary South Asian art for Dr Katie Hill’s MA, Modern & Contemporary Asian art. In 2019-2020, I helped design a theoretical component for the course, lecturing on ‘Postcolonial Theory’ & ‘The Asian Modern’. (From May 2016 onwards.)
- MA Lecturing on Postcolonial Theory & Diaspora, Seminar Tutoring and Assessed Essay Advice for Dr Juliet Hacking’s MA, Contemporary Art. (From November 2018 onwards.)
- Undergraduate & Postgraduate Diploma-level Lectures on ‘Contemporary Indian art’, for Dr Katie Hill’s BA3 Special Option, Contemporary Asian art and Its Markets (May 2016). Taught on Sotheby’s Arts of Asia Summer School course (July 2016) and Curatorial Short Courses (April 2017).
The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
Jul 2017 – Ongoing
Occasional Short Course Lecturer
- Designed a new Summer School Course, Faith, Fashion, Fairy Tales: Contemporary South Asian Art & the Gender Revolution. Piloted from 1-7 June 2021.
See: Course information
- Designed & Lectured on Courses for the Online Series “Imperial Legacies and Colonial Encounters”. Piloted on 3 November 2020 with Study Day 1, Imperial Visions: Art, Architecture & the British Empire in India. Followed by Study Day 2, Seeing Double: Mughal Reflections in South Asian Art, on 10 April 2021, in collaboration with South Asia Institute Chicago.
See: Seeing Double
See: Imperial Visions
SOAS, University of London, UK
Oct 2020 – Dec 2021
Lecturing on the “India Module” for the Postgraduate Diploma in Asian art.
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK
Jan 2019 – Jan 2021
Postgraduate Diploma-level Lectures on Indian art for the V & A’s The Arts of Asia course.
Beaconhouse National University (BNU), Lahore, Pakistan
Jul 2020 – Sep 2020
BNU-SVAD Global Classroom Faculty
COVID-19 induced the Dean of BNU, Rashid Rana, to set up “Global Classroom Summer Semester 2020”. I was invited to design and teach an ONLINE 8 Week Course: “What’s in a Name? Art, Politics & Identity in Contemporary South Asia” (July – September 2020). Discussions in progress for further collaborations with Rashid Rana.
Bhau Daji Lad Museum (Old V & A), Mumbai, India
Oct 2018 – Ongoing
Lectures for a section of the year-long Postgraduate Diploma course on Indian Art & Theory. My cycle of lectures focus on contemporary South Asian paintings, installations and film, while referencing globalization, political theory, ideas of diaspora and postcolonial theory. Lecturing on the course involves designing questions for the relevant section of the end-of-year examination and giving advice on dissertations.
Previous Academic Employment
The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
Oct 2017 – Jul 2020
- 2019/20, Course Leading Prof Julian Stallabrass’ MA Special Option, Documentary Reborn: Photography, Film and Video in Global Contemporary Art, with Dr Nayun Jang (while Stallabrass was on sabbatical), The Courtauld
- 2018/19, Course Leader, BA3 Special Option, After Midnight: Contemporary Art in Postcolonial India, Pakistan & Bangladesh, The Courtauld
- 2017/18, Co-designing and Seminar Tutoring a BA2 ‘Constellations’ module on Asian Art Histories. The post involved lecturing on contemporary South Asian art for the related Lecture Series, Mapping Contemporary Asian Art, The Courtauld
- Co-designed and lecturing on a week-long Short Course, Imagining the Mughals: Art & Politics from the Past to the Present in South Asia. Collaboration with SOAS Mughal expert, Dr Mehreen Chida-Razvi. (2017-2019), The Courtauld