Congratulations to Vishal Khandelwal (PhD 2021), who has been awarded the UC Berkeley South Asia Art & Architecture Dissertation Prize for 2022

From Berkeley: "The South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley invites submissions of doctoral dissertations for the annual UC Berkeley South Asia Art & Architecture Dissertation Prize. The prize will be awarded to an outstanding doctoral dissertation on the art, architecture, or visual cultures of South Asia and its diasporas from any discipline in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. The dissertation may focus on any time period from the prehistoric to the contemporary. The prize comes with a $1,500 award."

Vishal was recognized for his dissertation, "Crafting Expertise: Art and Design Pedagogy and Professional Values at the National Institute of Design in India, 1955-1985" (advisor: Claire Zimmerman). An award ceremony and talk will take place on Thu, Apr 21, 2022 at 9 a.m. PST on Zoom. Click here for more information.