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Romita Ray

Romita Ray

Plant Humanities Faculty Resident

Romita Ray is associate professor of art history at Syracuse University where she teaches a broad range of courses on European and Indian art. She works on the art and architecture of the British Empire in India, and is currently working on a book manuscript tentatively titled Leafy Wonders: Art, Aesthetics, and the Science of Tea in India. Together with Dr. Jos Hackforth-Jones, she is editing a multivolume project for Routledge on art, architecture, material culture, and early cinema in the British Empire. Her research interests lie at the intersection of landscape studies, natural history, history of science, postcolonial studies, Orientalism, and animal studies.