Join us and Ezra Rashkow, Associate Professor of History at Montclair State University (USA), in The Art Gallery Commons for a casual and intimate conversation. Come with an interest or topic you would like to talk about with him. Subjects may center around questions surrounding modernity or the relationship between biological and cultural diversity.

This event is by invitation only, for more information, please email

About Conversations in The Commons

In response to The Sovereign Forest exhibition, this conversation series brings socially engaged facilitators from different professions and backgrounds to The Art Gallery. Everyone’s experiences, thoughts, and opinions are welcome. The conversations are prompted by The Art Gallery’s effort to research ecological crimes that are important to our visitors.

Learn more about The Sovereign Forest.

About Ezra Rashkow

Associate Professor of History, Montclair State University, USA

Ezra Rashkow is a scholar of modern South Asian history, environmental history, and the history of anthropology. Much of his work engages with the experiences of indigenous peoples in modernity, and global debates over the relationship between biological and cultural diversity. His research thus explores historical discourses and policies that project biological and cultural diversity as similarly endangered, and in need of similar or simultaneous forms of conservation. He recently co-edited a volume titled Memory, Identity and the Colonial Encounter in India (Routledge Paperback, 2019) and his forthcoming book with Oxford University Press is titled The Nature of Endangerment: Tigers, Tribes, and the History of Biocultural Diversity Conservation in India.