Loyola University Chicago

Fine Arts

Department of Fine and Performing Arts


Sarita Heer, Ph.D.

Title/s:  Lecturer of Fine Arts in Art History

Office #:  MUND 918A

Phone: 773.508.2680

Email: sheer@luc.edu


Dr. Sarita K. Heer has taught at the college level for over twenty years. Her research is focused on Contemporary South Asian Visual Culture, with a particular interest in women artists and images of women. She has presented papers and co-chaired a session at the College Art Association’s annual meetings and has presented papers and co-chaired sessions at various smaller conferences, both national and international.  

She is currently working on a project that focuses on Indian Postage Stamps. Her article, “Food for Thought: India, Postage Stamps, and Banal Nationalism” will be published in the Fall issue of South Asian Popular Culture.


Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago
M.A., Case Western Reserve University
B.A., Baldwin-Wallace College

Research Interests

Her current research is focused on Phoolan Devi, India’s Bandit Queen, and how she represents a new model of Indian womanhood for the late 20th-early 21st centuries.