Dipti Khera, Assistant Professor of Art History

Institute of Fine Arts; Assistant Professor of Art History
Ph.D. (2013) History of Art, Columbia University; M.A. (2003) Museum Anthropology, Columbia University; M.A. (2000) Practice, Research, and Advancement in South Asian Design and Architecture, De Montfort University; B. Arch. (1998), Sir J.J. College of Architecture

Phone: 212 998 8474

Areas of Research/Interest: Art and architecture of South Asia; Early modern visual and material culture of South Asia; Vernacular and non-European accounts of aesthetics, affect and visual-spatial practices; Cartographic cultures, art, and urban topography; Global art histories, theory and methodology; Historiography of cross-cultural encounters; Colonial visions, design and decorative arts; Collecting, museums and contemporary heritage landscapes; Postcolonial studies, modern architecture and comparative urbanism

Fellowships/Honors: Postdoctoral Fellowship, South Asian Studies Council-MacMillan Center, Yale University—2012-2013 Andrew W Mellon Fellowship, Metropolitan Museum of Art—2011-2012 C.V. Starr Foundation Scholarship—2011-2012 Ittleson Fellowship for Non-Western Art, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts- National Gallery Of Art—2009-2011 Visiting Scholar Fellowship, Yale Center For British Art—Summer 2010 Junior Research Fellowship, American Institute of Indian Studies—Winter and Spring 2010 Research Support Grant, Paul Mellon Center for British Art—Summer 2009 Museum Planning Team Grant and Conservation Planning Team Grant, The Getty Foundation, Conservation Institute—2008-2009; 2005-2006 National Graduate Fellowship, National Committee for the History Of Art-College Art Association—January 2008 Teaching, Curatorial, Summer Travel and Dissertation Research Fellowships, Columbia University—2003-2009 Marion Jemmott Fellowship, Taraknath Das Foundation—Spring 2003 Graduate Fellowship, Maharana Mewar Foundation—2001-2002 Charles Wallace Graduate Fellowship, De Montfort University—1999-2000 William Kaey Award for outstanding Masters Thesis, De Montfort University—2000

Select Publications:
Select Publications:

“Engraved Epics: Ornamented Metal Objects,” in Treasures of the Albert Hall, edited by Chandramani Singh. New Delhi: Mapin, 2009


“‘Designs to Suit Every Taste’: P. Orr and Sons and Swami silver,” in Delight in Design: Indian silver for the Raj, edited by Vidya Dehejia. Ahmedabad: Mapin, 2008


Jagmandir on Lake Pichola. New Delhi, Udaipur: Penguin Publications and Maharana Mewar Foundation, 2002 (Co-authored with Raju Mansukhani)



South Asian Art I: Indus Valley to 1200

South Asian Art II: 1200 to the Present

Beyond and Between the Mughal and British Empires: Cross Cultural Encounters in South Asian Art, 1500-1900

Place, Landscape, and Travel in the Arts of South Asia