Arindam Dutta is Associate Professor of Architectural History at the School of Architecture and Planning, and Director of the History, Theory, Criticism Program in Art and Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His articles have appeared in the Journal of Society of Architectural Historians, Grey Room, Journal of Arts & Ideas and Perspecta. He is the author of The Bureaucracy of Beauty: Design in the Age of its Global Reproducibility (2007), a wide-ranging work of cultural theory that connects literary studies, post-coloniality, the history of architecture and design, and the history and present of empire. He is the editor of A Second Modernism: Architecture, MIT and the ‘Techno-Social’ Moment, on the post-war conjuncture of architectural thought and linguistic/systems theories (2013). Dutta is currently at work on a manuscript entitled The Liberal Arts after Liberalization: Sahmat 1989–2004, which involves a detailed examination of the political challenges faced by artists in India with the corresponding rise of Hindu religious fundamentalism and neoliberalism.