Catherine Becker


Catherine Becker (Ph.D. 2006) continues as Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her book, Shifting Stones, Shaping the Past: Sculpture from the Buddhist Stupas of Andhra Pradesh was published by Oxford University Press on October 1, 2014. She had the pleasure of presenting her paper, "There is on ‘I’ in Stupa: Building Community at Buddhist Sites in Andhra Pradesh," for a panel organized by Sonal Khullar (PhD 2009) at the 2014 annual conference of the Association for Asian Studies. Catherine has received a research fellowship from the American Institute of Sri Lankan Studies for her new project, "Miracle-performing Monks and Relocated Relics: Artistic Exchange between Buddhist Communities in Andhra Pradesh and Sri Lanka." She plans to spend the summer of 2015 in Sri Lanka.