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Sunanda Sanyal


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Sunanda K. Sanyal is an art historian originally from India. He is interested in the politics of representation and identity and contemporary artists from former colonies in global discourses. Sanyal has chaired panels on contemporary artists of color at various conferences, including the College Art Association, the African Studies Association, the Arts Council of the African Studies Association, and the American Council of South and Southeast Asian Art. He is currently working on a book about South Asian artists in the United States.


“Critiquing the Critique: El Anatsui and the Politics of Inclusion,” World Art (Routledge), 4(1), 2014, pp. 89-108.

'Being Modern': Identity Debates and Makerere's Art School in the 1960s. In Monica Visona and Gitti Salami eds., A Companion to Modern African Art. Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013, pp. 255-75.

Teaching Art History at an Art School: Making Sense from the Margin. In Arlene Dallalfar et al eds., Transforming Classroom Culture: Inclusive Pedagogical Approaches. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, pp. 127-39.