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Teachers College, Columbia University
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Ami Kantawala

Professional Background

Educational Background

Ed.D. in Art & Art Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. Title of Dissertation: Re-Framing the Past: Re-Making Invisible Histories of Nineteenth Century Pedagogies of Drawing and Re-membering Art Educators in Colonial India (2007)   

Ed.M. in Art & Art Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York.
Title of Thesis: Colonial Connections Postcolonial Disconnections: Towards a Reconciliation of Indian Art Education (2003)

B.F.A (Metal Craft) Sir.J.J.School of Art, Bombay, India. (1997)

B.F.A (Painting) Sir.J.J.School of Art, Bombay, India. (1994)

Scholarly Interests

Historical research methods, colonial art education, teaching of drawing.

Selected Publications

Kantawala, A.; Hochtritt,L.;Rolling, J.;Serig, D.; Staikids, K. (2009). “Establishing Collaboration Endeavors Across Generations: The Mentor and the Apprentice”. Visual Arts Research Journal

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September 2007-present

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art and Art Education and Manager of Graduate Requirements
  • Teaching Historical Foundations of Art Education, Research Methods
  • Masters students advisement includes supervision of master’s thesis and general advisement
  • Management of doctoral requirements which include working with the Institutional Review Board Applications, Office of Doctoral Studies, research and data management strategies including conducting library research


publications

Under Review

Kantawala,A. (2009). Drawing Pedagogies in Colonial India: Implementation and Imposition. Studies in Art Education, National Art Education Association

Kantawala, A. (2009). Remembering Others: Re-Making Invisible Histories of Ernest Benfield Havell and Abanindranath Tagore from the Late 19th century Colonial India. Journal of International Art and Design Education

Kantawala, A. (2009). Re-Framing The Past: Re-Making Invisible Histories Of Nineteenth Century Pedagogies Of Drawing And Re-Membering Art Educators In Colonial India. Dissertation Monographs, Teachers College, Columbia University

Selected Art Exhibitions

Kantawala, A. (2009). Writing Doctoral Dissertations: An Untrained Marathon… Paper presented at the National Art Education Association, Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN, April 2009

Kantawala, A. (2009). Recovering Untold Histories: A Continued Quest in Historical Inquiry in Art Education. Paper presented at the National Art Education Association, Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN, April 2009

Kantawala,  A.; Howe, S. & Furnari, J. (2008). Post Doctoral Defense Connections & Re-connections. Paper presented at the National Art Education Association, Annual Convention, New Orleans, LO, March 2008.

Kantawala, A. Historical Inquiry in Art Education: A Point of Departure. Paper presented at the National Art Education Association, Annual Convention, New Orleans, LO, March 2008.


Kantawala, A. (2008). Interventions: Framing Pedagogical Practices of Drawing in the Empire and the Colony, Upcoming paper presentation at the College Art Association’s Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, February 2008

Kantawala, A. (2007). Critical Re-Construction of Art Education Histories: Re-searching Historical Developments of Drawing Pedagogies in Colonial India, Paper presented at National Art Education Association, Annual Convention, New York, NY 2007.

Kantawala, A.; Howe, S. & Furnari, J. (2007).  The Collaborative Process in Writing Doctoral Dissertation, Paper presented at the National Art Education Association, Annual Convention, New York, NY 2007.

Kantawala, A. (2007). Re-Framing Invisible Histories and Postcolonial Moments: Teaching Drawing in India in the Nineteenth Century, Poster presented at the College Art Association’s Annual Conference, New York, February 2007.

Kantawala, A. (2006). Re-Framing Invisible Histories and Postcolonial Moments in Art Education: Teaching Drawing in India in the Nineteenth Century, Paper presented at the South Asian Studies Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, October 2006.

Kantawala, A. (2006). Re-Framing the Past: Re-Making Invisible Histories of 19th century Pedagogies of Drawing in Colonial India, Paper presented at National Art Education Association, Annual Convention, Chicago, March 2006

Kantawala, A. (2005). Re-Framing the Past in Undocumented Histories of Art Education: Re-Making Invisible Histories of 19th century Pedagogies of Drawing in Colonial India, Paper presented at the Penn State Graduate Students Research Conference in Art Education, November 2005

Kantawala, A. (2005). Writing Doctoral Proposals, paper presented at the Spencer Foundation Research Forum at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, November 2005.

Kantawala, A. (2005). Re-Searching the Past through Cultural Re-call: Colonial Indian Art Education through Postcolonial and Cultural Lenses, Paper presented at National Art Education Association, Annual Convention, Boston, March 2005.

Kantawala, A. (2004). A Historical Inquiry: Ideology, Philosophy and Practice of Art Education in Colonial India and England, 1837-1905,  Paper presented at National Art Education Association, Annual Convention, Denver, April 2004.

Kantawala, A. (2004). Comparative Analysis of Art Education in the 20th Century Art Schools of London, Calcutta & Bombay, Paper presented at the National Art Education Association, Annual Convention, Denver, April 2004.

Kantawala, A. (2002). Towards a Reconciliation of Indian Art Education, Paper presented at the National Art Education Association, Annual Convention, Miami, March 2002.

Kantawala, A. (2001). Rethinking Indian Art Education, Paper presented at the South Asian Art Conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, October 2001.