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 Swiss National Science Foundation Fellow at the Institute for Experimental Design and Media at the FHNW in Basel and Associate Scholar at Max-Planck Kunsthistorisches Institut. 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. Her research has been generously supported by the Max-Planck Gesellschaft, the Terra Foundation, the Yale Centre for British Art, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies among others.
Sria was co-curator of the exhibition ‘Das Bauhaus in Kalkutta’ at the Bauhaus Stiftung in Dessau in 2013 and has been a part of other museum-led research projects at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin and elsewhere. She also works in collaboration with artists, climatologists and virologists on research and public engagement projects.
Sria lectures widely across art history and the environmental humanities and was recently a keynote speaker at the Multispecies Justice Symposium at the University of Sydney in Australia.