Pravina  Shukla

Pravina Shukla

Professor, Folklore and Ethnomusicology

Director of Graduate Studies

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

  • President's Award for Distinguished Teaching (2018)
  • Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award (2016)
  • Indiana University New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities Exploratory Travel Fellowship (2014)
  • Indiana University College Arts & Humanities Institute (CAHI) Travel and Research Grant (2014)
  • Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award (2010)
  • 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)
  • 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 College Arts & Humanities Institute (CAHI) Travel and Research Grant (2009)
  • Indiana University Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Research Travel Grant (2008)
  • Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award (2007)
  • Indiana University Trustees Teaching Award (2002)
  • The Silk Road Project Research Grant (2001)
  • Indiana University Summer Faculty Fellowship (2001)

Books

Sacred Art
Sacred Art

Catholic Saints and Candomblé Gods in Modern Brazil

Pravina Shukla, Henry H. Glassie
2018

Costume
Costume

Performing Identities through Dress

Pravina Shukla
2015

The Individual and Tradition
The Individual and Tradition

Folkloristic Perspectives

Ray Cashman, Tom Mould, Pravina Shukla
2011

The Grace of Four Moons
The Grace of Four Moons

Dress, Adornment, and the Art of the Body in Modern India

Pravina Shukla
2008

Publication highlights