Anna Arabindan-Kesson specializes in American and British Art with an emphasis on histories of race, empire and transatlantic visual culture in the long nineteenth century. She is an assistant professor at Princeton University and teaches courses on nineteenth-century American and British Art and Material Culture, Art of the Black Diaspora, and Art and Empire. Her research focuses on processes of cultural exchange and geographical movement, and the legacies of these encounters in contemporary art practice. She hails from Sri Lanka, via Australia and the United Kingdom, and received her PhD in Art History and African American Studies from Yale University. Her research has been funded by fellowships from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Winterthur Museum, Library and Gardens and the Paul Mellon Center for Studies in British Art. Her current book project examines how the networks of the nineteenth-century cotton trade shaped artistic production and experiences of global connection across the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.