Karin Zitzewitz is Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Culture at Michigan State University. Her book, The Art of Secularism: The Cultural Politics of Modernist Art in Contemporary India will be published by Hurst & Co Publishers in 2013. Based on extensive fieldwork in three centers of the Indian art world: Mumbai, Vadodara (Gujarat), and New Delhi, the book concerns the changes wrought by the rise of Hindu nationalism on the profoundly secularist practice of modernist art. She collaborated with Mumbai gallerist Kekoo Gandhy on a memoir, The Perfect Frame: Presenting Modern Indian Art, which was published in 2003. Along with book chapters and reviews, she has published articles in Third Text, Visual Anthropology Review, and has a forthcoming piece in RES. She is curating solo presentations of the work of Naiza H. Khan and Mithu Sen at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University in 2013. Karin Zitzewitz received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University in 2006. Before coming to MSU she served as a Harper Fellow at the University of Chicago.
Zitzewitz is the moderator for the Panel: Art Worlds.