Ranu Roychoudhuri

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Institute of Sacred Music Fellow

Ranu Roychoudhuri comes to the ISM from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India, where she is assistant professor of humanities and social sciences. She is a historian of photography and art with interests in South Asian studies, postcolonial theory, popular visual culture, and the intellectual history of art. During her fellowship year, she will work on a project entitled Theology, Politics, and Art: Documentary Photographs from Post-Emergency Calcutta, which will analyze layered conversations between documentary photography and Christian social thought in postcolonial India by looking into institutional histories as well as the material and intellectual histories of those photographs.