Dr Rima Hooja lives and works in Jaipur, Rajasthan, she is Consultant Director at MSMS II Museum.
Dr Hooja studied for her PhD at the University of Cambridge, writing her thesis on early agricultural and Mesolithic sites in southeastern Rajasthan. The author of more than a dozen books and recipient of the Publishers Recognition Award (2008), Dr Hooja has also published nearly 100 academic papers and newspaper articles.
For two years, Dr. Hooja was Faculty Director at New York State Independent College Consortium for Study in India (NYSICCSI). She was also Director of Minnesota Studies in International Development (MSID), India; an Associate Professor in the Department of History at Kota Open University; Senior Fellow at the Institute of Rajasthan Studies in Jaipur; a Visiting Fellow at the Royal Asiatic Society; and a consultant at the Getty Foundation.
Dr Hooja has excavated a number of archaeological sites in India and the UK.