Pravina  Shukla

Pravina Shukla

Provost Professor, Folklore and Ethnomusicology

Director of Graduate Studies

Education

  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1998
  • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1994
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1992

Research interests

  • folk art and material culture
  • body art
  • dress and costume
  • museum studies
  • food art and culture
  • India
  • Brazil
  • United States

Courses recently taught

  • Folk Art
  • World Arts & Cultures
  • Folklore in the United States
  • Fieldwork in Folklore
  • Body Art: Dress & Adornment
  • Museums & Material Culture
  • Food: Art & Culture

Awards & Distinctions

  • Elected Fellow of the American Folklore Society (2020)
  • Faculty Mentor Award, Indiana University Graduate and Professional Student Government (2020)
  • President's Award for Distinguished Teaching (2018)
  • Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award (2016)
  • A.K. Coomaraswamy Book Prize by the South Asian Council of the Association for Asian Studies, for The Grace of Four Moons. Awarded to "the author of the best English-language work in South Asian studies" (2010)
  • Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award (2010)
  • Millia Davenport Publication Award of the Costume Society of America, for The Grace of Four Moons, awarded for "excellence in scholarship in the study of costume” (2009)
  • Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award (2007)
  • Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award (2002)