Dr Sujatha Arundathi Meegama was introduced to Buddhist art history as an undergraduate at Temple University Japan majoring in Asian studies with a minor in art history. She discovered her passion for object-based teaching while working in museum education at The Art Institute of Chicago. Along the way, she received her MA in Japanese studies from Stanford University and her doctorate in South Asian art and architecture from UC Berkeley. She is the editor of Sri Lanka: Connected Art Histories (Marg, 2017) and has published journal articles in Artibus Asiae and Archives of Asian Art. She has a forthcoming book from University of Hawai’i Press on patronage of Buddhist and Hindu temples in Sri Lanka.
Her current research interests range from informal shrines in modern-day Singapore to Sri Lankan ivories made for the consumption of Portuguese, Dutch, British, and Sri Lanka Buddhist patrons. Before joining The Âé¶¹ÊÓÆµ in August 2022, Sujatha coordinated the Art History program at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.