About the Speaker
Paroma Chatterjee, University of Michigan
Paroma Chatterjee is Professor of Byzantine and medieval Mediterranean art history at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. She has published two books with Cambridge University Press and several articles on varied topics such as sacred icons, statues, small objects, word-image relations, the infrastructure of miracles, and rhetorical structures in wall paintings. She was invited to be a Visiting Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks in Fall 2022. She is currently working on her third book manuscript on the visual tradition of bucolic scenes in Byzantine art with a focus on human-animal relationships and the possibilities of ecoacoustics (the ecological role of sounds) in the Byzantine literary and visual tradition.