Sugata Ray is Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian art in the History of Art Department. Trained in both history and art history, Sugata Ray's research and teaching focuses on the intersections among early modern and colonial artistic cultures, transterritorial ecologies, and the natural environment. He is the author of Climate Change and the Art of Devotion: Geoaesthetics in the Land of Krishna, 1550–1850 (2019); Water Histories of South Asia: The Materiality of Liquescence (2018; coedited); and Ecologies, Aesthetics, and Histories of Art (forthcoming; coedited). His current book project is provisionally titled Matter, Material, Materiality: Indian Ocean Art Histories in the Early Modern World.
Research Expertise and Interest
climate change, early modern, South Asia, Indian Ocean, art history, environment, globalization, ecology, Eco Art History