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Chaya Chandrasekhar

Chaya Chandrasekhar

Israel Ward Andrews Associate Professor

Dept: Art

740-376-4694

chaya.c@marietta.edu

cc002@marietta.edu

Office: HFAC 307

Degrees: PhD, Asian Art History, The Ohio State University; MA, Art History, Case Western Reserve University; BFA, College of Fine Arts, Bangalore University, India

Year appointed: 2009

Before joining Marietta College, Chaya Chandrasekhar served as the Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Returning to teaching, what she describes as her "first love," Chandrasekhar teaches Art History at Marietta College. She has previously also taught at The Ohio State University and at Western Michigan University. Her area of focus is South Asian art, particularly India and the Himalayan regions of Nepal and Tibet. Her research interests include Buddhist and Hindu temple architecture and sculpture, contemporary Indian art, and museum practices in displaying Asia.