Gitanjali Pyndiah is a doctoral researcher in Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research interests include Indian Ocean historiography, language genealogies and extinction, music and aesthetics.
Pyndiah worked for six years in Mauritius as a lecturer in History of Art and Media Theory at the School of Fine Arts/University of Mauritius and as a multimedia developer at the Folk Museum of Indian Immigration. She has an MA in Arts Management from USQ Australia and a Bfa Applied Arts from the Delhi College of Art, India. Her research interest covers the relationship between culture (visual arts, language and literature in particular), memory and national history with focus on the Indian Ocean. She will be working on the concept of transcommunitarianism with Astrid Erll during her research stay at the Goethe University.
In 2017, she chaired a discussion between Romanian practitioner Oana Pârvan and scholar and visual artist Simmi Dullay in ‘Decolonial Aesthetics’ as part of Iniva’s Research Network series ‘Virtualities’. In 2015, Pyndiah presented her research on the concept of Memoriography for Iniva’s Research Network.
Gitanjali Pyndiah lives and works in London.