Saloni Mathur is an Associate Professor of Art History at UCLA whose teaching and research incorporate both art historical and anthropological perspectives. Mathur’s interests include the visual cultures of modern South Asia and the South Asian diaspora, postcolonial studies, the history of anthropology, museum studies in a global frame, and modern and contemporary South Asian art. In "Radical Stakes in Contemporary Indian Art: On Vivan Sundaram's Late Style" Mathur explores the artist’s recent work in reference to social problems, popular culture, perception, memory, and history.
Mathur is co-editor (with Kavita Singh) of No Touching, No Spitting, No Praying: Modalities of the Museum in South Asia (Routledge, forthcoming), editor of The Migrant’s Time: Rethinking Art History and Diaspora (Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, 2011), and author of India by Design: Colonial History and Cultural Display (University of California Press, 2007). She currently serves on the editorial board of the CAA's Art Journal. Mathur has received awards and fellowships from the Yale Center for British Art, the Getty Grant Program, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, the Getty Research Institute, the University of California Humanities Research Institute, and the Social Science Research Council of Canada. Mathur received a PhD in cultural anthropology from the New School for Social Research in New York. She previously taught at Vassar College and the University of Michigan, before joining UCLA's faculty in 2001.