Our working expert council is made up of a number of members who will together guide Collecting Thoughts philosophically, theoretically and practically and engaging artists through Artist-in-Residence. Now we introduce Åsa Bharathi Larsson.
Åsa Bharathi Larsson has a PhD in Art History (Uppsala University 2016) and is a senior lecturer at Södertörn University. She is currently a researcher in North American Studies at the Swedish Institute for North American Studies (SINAS), Department of English, Uppsala University (2021-2022). Her research focuses on nineteenth-century visual culture, Scandinavian colonialism, race, and transnational history. Bharathi Larsson has published articles on colonial visual culture and scientific photography. Her work includes: “Hjalmar Stolpe’s Intermediaries: Visualizing Labour on the Vanadis Expedition 1883-1885”, Crating the World, (ed. Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn), Athénée Press, 2019, “To Entertain, to Enlighten and to Instruct: Colonial Visual Cultures in Late Nineteenth-Century Sweden”, Swedish Art History. A Selection of Introductory Texts, (ed. Ludwig Qvarnström), Lund Studies in Arts and Cultural Sciences 18, Lund University, 2018 and Colonizing Fever: Race and Media Cultures in Late Nineteenth-Century Sweden, (diss.), Mediehistoriskt arkiv, 2016.