Naseem Banerji

Naseem Banerji
Professor, Art History

/// PhD. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.
PhD Thesis 1993: The Architecture and Architectural Decoration of the Adina Mosque in Pandua, West Bengal, India: The Problem of the Conjoined Buddhist, Hindu & Islamic Motifs in the Mihrab Niches.
/// Masters. University of Calcutta, India. 1985.

Areas of teaching expertise: Art and Architecture of India, Islam, China and Japan.

Naseem joined the Department of Visual Arts at Weber State University in 1993. The courses she teaches are: Art and Architecture of India, Art and Architecture of the Islamic World, Art and Architecture of China, Art and Architecture of Japan, Art and Architecture of Asia, as well as Introduction to the Visual Arts.

Naseem’s research has focused on Indian architecture. Her most recent research project was an enquiry into the impact of the medieval South Indian philosopher/theologians on the plans and iconography of multi-shrined Hoysala temples. Other areas of research she has been involved in are: aspect of medieval Bengali architect, women’s spaces in Mughal fortress palaces, and the retables of early Catholic churches in Goa, India.