The Department of the History of Art & Architecture is pleased to announce that Professor Swati Chattopadhyay has been named a member of the 2018 class of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Fellows. An architect and architectural historian, she has written widely on modern architecture and urbanism, infrastructure, popular culture and subalternity, and the British Empire. She is the author of Representing Calcutta: Modernity, Nationalism, and the Colonial Uncanny (Routledge, 2005); Unlearning the City: Infrastructure in a New Optical Field (Minnesota, 2012); and coeditor with Jeremy White of two volumes, City Halls and Civic Materialism: Towards a Global History of Urban Public Space (Routledge, 2014) and Critical Approaches to Contemporary Architecture (Routledge, 2018, forthcoming). Her fellowships and awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship; a Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study Fellowship; a Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities Fellowship, University of London; a Distinguished Visiting Fellowship from Queen Mary, University of London; two fellowships from the American Institute of Indian Studies; a J. Paul Getty Fellowship; a National Science Foundation Grant; and SAH’s Founder's Award. She has served as the director of the Subaltern-Popular Workshop, a University of California Multi-campus Research Group, and as the editor of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians.
SAH Fellows are individuals who have distinguished themselves by a lifetime of significant contributions to the field of architectural history, which may include scholarship, service to SAH or stewardship of the built environment.