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SAH Names JSAH Editor Designate

by SAH News | Jun 29, 2012
The SAH is pleased to announce that Swati Chattopadhyay will serve as editor for the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians for a three-year term extending from January 2012 through December 2014. Until her term officially begins, she will serve as the JSAH Editor Designate, working with current JSAH editor David Brownlee in order to insure a smooth transition of leadership for the journal.

Professor Chattopadhyay has served on the faculty of the Department of Art History at the University of California, Santa Barbara since 1997. In addition to her many published articles, she is the author of Representing Calcutta: Modernity, Nationalism, and the Colonial Uncanny (2005), and co-editor of a 2005 special issue of PostColonial Studies that focused on the subaltern and the popular. As an architectural historian, she specializes in modern architecture and the cultural landscape of British colonialism. Professor Chattopadhyay received the Founders Award from the SAH in 2001, and she is also the recipient of awards and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the J. Paul Getty grant program, the American Institute of Indian Studies, and from the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study. 

As we welcome Dr. Chattopadhyay, we also extend our sincere gratitude to David Brownlee for his dedication and countless hours of hard work as the journal transitioned to its online, multi-media platform under his leadership. David has provided extraordinary intellectual and managerial guidance for the journal as it entered an exciting new phase. We are enormously grateful for all that he has done to make sure that JSAH remains the leading scholarly journal in the field, and a prime example of excellence in digital humanities publishing.