Senior Lecturer | School of Fine Arts
Field of Specialisation: Art History and Art Theory
Dr. Hans Ramduth joined the School of Fine Arts in 2004, after having pioneered the training of advertising creatives at a private university in Mauritius.
He teaches various art history and art theory modules including modules on aesthetics and critical theory at post-graduate level.
His current areas of research are: Mauritian art history, cultural policies and creative economy issues for small island developing states, as well as the implications of globalisation on a range of art and media practices.
Dr. Ramduth is a Member of the African Team of Experts on the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. In that capacity he has worked as a consultant for the Ministry of Arts and Culture and produced a comprehensive roadmap for the development of the creative industries in Mauritius in 2013 (entitled Creative Mauritius: Vision 2020).
Dr. Ramduth is currently the Head of the School of Fine Arts (since January 2016).
PhD (University of Mauritius, 2015). Thesis entitled Exoticism and the dynamics of identity construction in the field of visual culture in Mauritius.
Bachelor in Fine Arts with Specialisation in History of Art, Visva Bharati University (Shantiniketan), West Bengal, India (1990 – 1995).
Major publications: Art in Mauritius, post independence issues and perspectives (MGI, 2007), a book-length study of the development of art in Mauritius after the independence.
Apart from academia, Dr. Ramduth has worked variously as cartoonist, illustrator, puppeteer, creative director, set-designer, scriptwriter, video and animation lead on various projects.