Dr. Dina Bangdel, a former Western Michigan University faculty member, died July 25. She was 54.
Bangdel joined the WMU faculty in 1998 and left in 2002 after four years of service to the University. She was a former associate professor of art. Most recently, she was director of the art history department at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar.
An internationally regarded historian of South Asian and Himalayan art, her secondary areas of interest related to issues of gender and identity in South Asian contemporary art and film.
Services have not been announced.