Chari Pradel

Professor Emeritus
(909) 869-3517
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Chari Pradel is an art historian specialized in Asian art history (India, Korea and Japan). She is a tenured Professor in the Department of Art at Cal Poly Pomona. Her research focuses on Japanese religious art and ritual from the seventh through the thirteenth centuries.

Pradel received a B.A. in Art from the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Peru, a MA and a PhD in Japanese art history from UCLA. She has taught art history at Cal Poly Pomona since 2004. Before joining CPP, she taught at UCLA, USC, CSU Northridge and CSU Fullerton. 

Her most recent publication is the book entitled Fabricating the Tenjukoku ShÅ«chō Mandara and Prince Shōtoku’s Afterlives (Leiden: Brill, 2016), which has been nominated for the R. L. Shep Ethnic Textile Book Award.

Education

PhD Japanese Art History
UCLA
1990
1997
MA Japanese Art History
UCLA
1988
1990
BA Art
Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima-Peru
1984

Academic Experience

Lecturer
CSU Northridge
2003
2004
Lecturer
CSU Fullerton
2003
2003
Lecturer
UCLA
2000
2003
Lecturer
USC
1998
1999