University of Calgary

Anuradha Gobin

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Anuradha Gobin

Anuradha Gobin is an Assistant Professor of Art History in the Department of Art at the University of Calgary. She earned a PhD in Art History from McGill University and completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Sainsbury Institute for Art. Her research specialization is Renaissance/Early Modern art, with particular focus on the visual culture of Northern Europe and its colonies in the Atlantic world. 

Dr. Gobin's current research examines representations of criminal bodies as they moved in, out and through publicly accessible spaces in the city during punishment rituals in the Dutch Republic. This SSHRC-funded project focuses on material culture associated with key sites of punishment to explore the complex relationship of criminality to early modern public life, post-Reformation theological discourses about death and the changing nature of knowledge acquisition in Northern Europe. As this project seeks to highlight, the criminal corpse was reactivated, reanimated and in many ways reintegrated into society. Once put to death, the criminal cadaver did not come to rest: its movement through public spaces is worth tracing, as it indicates the potent afterlife of the deviant body, especially its ability to transform civic life.

Gobin's research has been supported by fellowships and grants from institutions including the Renaissance Society of America, the Paul Mellon Center, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Canadian Center for Architecture.







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