Shweta Raghu studies global baroque art. Her research focuses on artistic negotiations in the Indian Ocean World, especially between the seafaring nations of Northern Europe and South Asia. Her dissertation project examines the role of the coastal landscape in shaping the visual and material cultures of early modern Southeastern India and Northern Europe. Other academic interests include global landscape studies, art and mathematics, furniture history, and postcolonial studies.
She holds an A.B. in Art History and Mathematics from Dartmouth College.