Chandra Khan received her doctorate in Cultural Geography from Kent State University, Ohio. She brings both geographical and art historical perspectives to her teaching and research. Her areas of interest include the visual cultures of modern South Asia, the South Asian Diaspora and the growing role of South Asia and the Pacific Rim in the emerging global cultural political economy. Her current research is focused around: (i) Geographies of violence, with a special interest in violence against women/women against violence; (ii) Cultural dimensions of globalization in megacities of Asia, especially in Beijing, with a focus on the histories of contemporary construction geared toward consumption, leisure and urban beautification through the active destruction of existing and potential communities (key issues include questions of heritage and the pathways of contemporary social and spatial development); (iii) Digital authoring, new media communications and mapping cyberspace. She has published monographs and co-authored An Atlas of Tribal India. Her previous published work is focused around linguistic diversity, representation of poverty/poverty of representation, developmental issues and microcredit. Dr. Khan has held scholarships including residential fellowship at the Center for Social Research, University of California at Santa Barbara and at the East West Center in Hawaii. She has also received research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation.