Saloni Mathur received her PhD. in Cultural Anthropology from the New School for Social Research in New York in 1998, and is currently Associate Professor of Art History at UCLA. She brings both art historical and anthropological perspectives to her teaching and research. Her areas of interest include the visual cultures of modern South Asia and the South Asian diaspora, colonial studies and postcolonial criticism, the history of anthropological ideas, museum studies in a global frame, and modern/contemporary South Asian art. She is author of India by Design: Colonial History and Cultural Display (UC Press, 2007), editor of The Migrant’s Time: Art, Dispersal, and Difference (forthcoming with Yale University Press/Clark Art Institute, 2010), and co-editor (with Kavita Singh) of No Touching, Spitting, Praying: Modalities of the Museum in South Asia (forthcoming with Routledge India, 2010). Professor Mathur has also written about the work of contemporary Indian artist, Vivan Sundaram, and received grants and awards from the Yale Center for British Art, the Getty Grant Program, the Clark Art Institute, the University of California Humanities Research Institute, and the Social Science Research Council of Canada. She previously taught at Vassar College and the University of Michigan, before joining UCLA's faculty in 2001.