About the Speakers

About the Speakers 2018-12-12T15:35:22+00:00

PROF. VINAY LAL 

Topic: “Visualizing Gandhi and the Politics of Representation.”

Prof. Vinay Lal is a writer, cultural critic, public commentator, and Professor of History and Asian American Studies at UCLA. His
intellectual interests include nonviolence, Gandhi, resistance movements, Indian history, global politics, historiography, cinema, and the politics of knowledge systems.

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PROF. AMELIA RAUSER

Topic: “Power, Mastery, and Dissent: Case Studies in Art and Democracy.”

Prof. Amelia Rauser, Chair and Professor, Artand Art History, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster. She has been awarded the
Fulbright Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship-Teaching (2018-19) to India. She is a devoted advocate of liberal
education and has spearheaded initiatives to revitalize and remake the humanities for the 21st century.

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PROF. MICHAEL CLAPPER

Topic:”The Democratization of Art in the 19th Century United States”

Prof. Micheal Clapper is an Associate Professor of Art History, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster. His research has been
centered on mass – reproduced art, particularly in the United States.By analyzing these works he tries to understand why an image or type of art, especially those that became most popular, appealed to contemporary viewers.

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ANITA DUBE

Ms. Anita Dube is the curator of Kochi Muziris-Biennale 2018. One of India’s most consistently creative and challenging artists,
Ms. Dube’s practice is primarily based on sculpture but also includes photography,video, installation and performance. She is a critic and historian who has turned to making art works informed by memories, history, mythology and phenomenon logical experience. Dube is the co-founder and board member of KHOJ International Artists’ Association, and has contributed texts to many publications on contemporary art.

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