Joanna G. Williams

Region of Interest

South Asia

Primary Country of Residence

United States of America


Professor, History of Art & South/Southeast Asian Studies


UC Berkeley


Mailing Address

University of California, Berkeley
416 Doe Library, U.C. Berkeley #6020
Berkeley, CA 94720 USA

Phone/Fax Number(s)

phones: 510-642-4353 (office)
510-548-0939 (residence)
fax: 510-643-2185

Countries of Specialization


Research Interests

Discipline: Art History
Past (and continuing) research:
Art of Gupta India, 4-6th century
Illustrations of the Ramayana in Orissa
(palm-leaf and pata chittra),18-20th c.

Current interests: sculptural practice in producing images,focus Orissa;
interaction between artisans & authority (religious, political);
ascription of meaning and value to images;
conntinuum between "folk art" & elite imagery,focus Mewar

Teaching Interests

Arts of South & Southeast Asia


None on file.


art ; Gupta ; Ramayana ; Orissa ; sculpture ; image ; ...