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Dan Mishra Curator of South Asian Art & Culture, Royal Ontario Museum / Associate Professor, Department of Art History, University of Toronto

I am a writer, curator, and academic. I am the Dan Mishra Curator of South Asian Art & Culture at the Royal Ontario Museum, and a faculty member associated with the Department of Art History and the Centre for South Asian Studies at the University of Toronto. I am interested in South Asia and its diasporas, visual culture, photography, how meaning is produced, and the ways knowledge functions. I am co-editor of the peer reviewed open access Trans Asia Photography Instagram @deepalidewa


  • 2002–present
    Dan Mishra Senior Curator of South Asian Art & Culture, Royal Ontario Museum
  • 2002–present
    Associate professor (status-only), University of Toronto


  • 2013
    Raja Deen Dayal: Artist-Photographer in Nineteenth-century India. Co-authored with Deborah Hutton,
  • 2012
    Embellished Reality: Indian Painted Photographs, towards a transcultural history of photography,
  • 2011
    Bollywood Cinema Showcards: Indian Film Art from the 1950s to the 1980s, Editor

Professional Memberships

  • Universities Art Association of Canada
  • Association of Art Museum Curators
  • American Council for Southern Asian Art
  • College Art Association


Senior Fellow, Massey College