Indrani Saha

Indrani Saha is a Third-year PhD student in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Art and Architecture program at MIT. She works at the intersection of cognition and art, and is interested in visuality and embodiment within immersive installations. More specifically, her work centers on the topics of disorientation and action as observed in collective experiences. She is currently a Junior Fellow at the Center for Black, Brown, and Queer Studies.

Indrani came to the PhD program with a BA in Cognitive Aesthetics from Duke University. She deeply investigated the intersection of science and art as a Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellow, and as a member of Duke’s Bass Connections interdisciplinary research team “Art, Vision, and the Brain”. Her distinction thesis examined how perceptual disruption and disorientation alter social interaction in Carlos Cruz-Diez’s Chromosaturation. Outside of her research, Indrani worked extensively with the Nasher Museum of Art as a curatorial intern and student curator. 

Areas of Interest
American Art, Art and Technology, Globalization, Health, Public Art, Theory of Art