Rebecca M. Brown

Region of Interest

South Asia

Primary Country of Residence

United States of America


Associate Professor


Johns Hopkins University


Mailing Address

History of Art, Gilman 181
3400 N. Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21218

Phone/Fax Number(s)


Countries of Specialization

India, Bangladesh


PhD, MA University of Minnesota
BA Pomona College


Displaying Time: The Many Temporalities of the Festival of India. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2017.

Gandhi’s Spinning Wheel and the Making of India. London and New York: Routledge, 2010 (paperback ed. 2012).

Art for a Modern India, 1947–1980. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009.

Goddess, Lion, Peasant, Priest: Modern and Contemporary Indian Art from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Collection. Atlanta, GA: Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, 2011.

Edited Books
Rethinking Place in South Asian and Islamic Art, 1500–present
Co-edited with Deborah Hutton. New York: Routledge Publications, 2016.

A Companion to Asian Art and Architecture.
Co-edited with Deborah Hutton. London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011 (paperback ed. 2015).

Asian Art: An Anthology. Co-edited with Deborah Hutton. London: Blackwell, 2006.

Edited Special Issues
Contemporary Asian Craft Worlds, co-edited with Jennifer Way. Special issue of The Journal of Modern Craft, July 2016, volume 9, issue 2.


colonialism, nationalism, modernism, contemporary art, urban space, temporality, museum studies