Sria Chatterjee is a Contributing Editor at British Art Studies, the open access peer-reviewed journal co-published by the PMC and the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Max-Planck Kunsthistorisches 4A Laboratory program in Berlin, and a Swiss National Science Foundation postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Experimental Design and Media at the FHNW in Basel. Sria holds a PhD from Princeton University and was awarded the Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Honorific Fellowship in 2019.
Sria specializes in the political ecologies of art and design in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with a particular focus on transnational environmental histories, the histories of art and science, and the relationships between climate and race. She has and continues to work in collaboration with artists, climatologists and virologists on research and public engagement projects.
Sria’s research has been generously supported by the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut, the Terra Foundation, the Yale Centre for British Art, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies among others. She was co-curator of the exhibition ‘Das Bauhaus in Kalkutta’ at the Bauhaus Stiftung in Dessau in 2013 and has been a part of museum-led research projects such as the Haus der Kulturen der Welt’s Technosphere Issue (2016) and The Shape of Practice (2020).
Sria lectures widely across art history and the environmental humanities and was most recently a keynote speaker for the Multispecies Justice Symposium at the University of Sydney in Australia.