Paroma Chatterjee

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Paroma Chatterjee

Assistant Professor of History of Art

  • Fields of Study
    • Medieval Mediterranean, medieval image theories, ekphrasis, and sculpture
  • About

    Paroma Chatterjee did a BA in French at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi and another in History of Art at the University of Cambridge.  She earned her PhD at the University of Chicago in 2007 and was Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, from 2009.  A specialist in Byzantine art, she works on artistic networks between Byzantium and the Latin West from the 11th to the 13th century.  She has recently completed a book manuscript entitled Living Icons: Saints and Representation in Byzantium and Italy, 11th-13th centuries and is currently working on a project on sculpture in medieval romance.    Recent articles include "Ekphrasis, epigrams, and color in Hysmine and Hysminias" (forthcoming in Dumbarton Oaks Papers);  “Francis’ Secret Stigmata”, Art History 35:1 (Feb, 2012): 38-61;“Sculpted eloquence and Nicetas Choniates’ De Signis”, Word & Image 27:4 (2011): 396-406; “Archive and Atelier: Sinai and the Case of the Narrative Icon”, in Sharon E. J. Gerstel and Robert S. Nelson eds., Approaching the Holy Mountain: Art and Liturgy at St. Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai (Turnhout: Brepols Press, 2011), 319-44; and “Problem Portraits: The Ambivalence of Visual Representation in Byzantium”,  Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 40:2 (2010): 223-47.

  • Education
    • PhD University of Chicago