Khyati is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Humanities at York University. She is currently working on completing her dissertation titled: The Visual Cultures of Science in Early 19th Century Calcutta and also teaches as contract faculty at York University. She is particularly interested in the intersections of visual culture, colonialism and print culture in nineteenth century India. She specializes in studying and researching the Visual Cultures of Science and is also keenly interested in the history of design, arts, and crafts in India. Her research was published as a chapter titled, "Between Calcutta and Kew: The Divergent Circulation and Production of Hortus Bengalensis and Flora Indica", in The Circulation of Knowledge Between India, China and Britain. ed. Bernard Lightman, Gordon McQuat, and Larry Stewart (Brill, June 2013). Khyati is also a graphic designer and used to teach undergraduate Visual Communication Design students at IIT, Guwahati (2002-2004), India. She holds a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts (Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda, India), a Masters degree in Visual Communication Design (IIT Bombay), and an MA in Humanities Computing (University of Alberta).
Keywords: Visual culture of science; science, art and print culture in the Indian subcontinent; India; South Asian Arts and Culture; Hindi-Urdu