The UC Berkeley South Asia Art & Architecture Dissertation Prize for 2022 was awarded to Vishal Khandelwal, which recognizes his Ph.D. dissertation, "Crafting Expertise: Art and Design Pedagogy and Professional Values at the National Institute of Design in India, 1955-1985," (Department of History of Art, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2021; supervised by Claire Zimmerman).
From UC Berkeley: "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." To read about Vishal Khandelwal's dissertation, please refer to the following announcement.
A public talk and award ceremony will take place on Thursday, Apr 21, 2022 at 9 a.m. PST on Zoom. More information on this event can be found on UC Berkeley's website.