Monica Juneja is Professor of Global Art History at the Cluster “Asia and Europe” since January 2009. Before her assignment in Heidelberg, she was Visiting Professor at Emory University, Atlanta, USA. She has been Professor at the University of Delhi, India, has held visiting professorial positions at the Universities of Vienna, Hannover and in addition to research and teaching assignments at the Universities of Bielefeld, Halle a. d. Saale and Heidelberg. After graduating from the University of Delhi, she did her doctorate at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris. Monica Juneja has held Fellowships of the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, German Academic Exchange Service, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the Volkswagen Foundation and the Getty Research Institute. Her areas of research span the fields of European and Indian studies. They include practices of visual representation, the disciplinary trajectories of art history in South Asia, gender and political iconography in modern France, the interface between Christianisation, religious identities and cultural practices in early modern South Asia.