Swati Chattopadhyay: City and Country in South Asia

Swati Chattopadhyay is an architect and architectural historian who specializes in modern architecture. Her other areas of interest include the cultural landscape of British Colonialism and Post-colonial/critical theory. She is currently a professor and the department chair of Art and Architectural History at UC Santa Barbara. Chattopadhyay earned her Ph. D. from the University of California, Berkeley and has received numerous awards for her work. She has served as director of the Subaltern-Popular Workshop and is the current editor of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. Her current work includes a new book project, Nature's Infrastructure, dealing with the infrastructural transformation of the Gangetic Plains between the 17th and 19th centuries.