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Education

Ph.D. Art History. University of California, Santa Barbara, CA (2000 - 2006).
M.A. Art History. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (1998 - 2000).
B.A. Studio Art. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (1997 - 1998).

Academic and Professional Positions

Professor, University of California, Merced (2018 - Present).
Associate Professor, University of California, Merced (2011 - 2018).
Founding Director and Curator of UCM Art Gallery, UC Merced (2011).
Founding Faculty of the Global Arts Studies Program (GASP), UC Merced (2008).
Assistant Professor, UC Merced (2006 - 2011).
Guest Curator, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2005).
Adjunct Faculty, California State University, Northridge (2002).
Adjunct Faculty, Antioch University, Santa Barbara (2001 - 2002).
Curatorial Assistant, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara (2001 - 2002).
Teaching Assistant, University of California, Santa Barbara (2000 - 2001).
Museum Education Intern, The Art Institute of Chicago (1999).
Teaching Assistant, Indiana University, Bloomington (1999).
Visual Resource Center Assistant, Indiana University (1998 - 2000).
Columnist, On the Road Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Taipei, Taiwan (1996 - 2000).
Writer and Editor, Esquire Magazine and Yu San Publishing Co., Taipei, Taiwan (1995).

Translator, Sun Movies Co. and Szuyuan Translation Service, Taiwan (1994 - 1996).

Awards, Fellowships, and Grants

Terra Foundation International Research Travel Grant for U.S.-based Scholars (2018 - 2019).
Faculty Research Grant, Committee on Research, UC Merced Academic Senate (2018 - 2019).
Terra Foundation for American Art Exhibition Grant [to UC Santa Barbara's AD&A Museum for the exhibition, Chiura Obata: An American Modern] (April 2017).
College Art Association’s Terra Foundation for American Art International Publishing Grant [to Penn State University Press for The Other American Moderns] (March 2017).
University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHIR) Digital Humanities Grant (2016 - 2017).
Senior Fellow, Terra Foundation for American Art Fellowship, Smithsonian American Art Museum (Fall 2014).
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Fellow, A/P/A Institute, New York University (July 2012).
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Essay Award, Smithsonian American Art Museum (2009).
Faculty Research Grants, UC Merced Center for the Humanities (6 grants, 2009 - 2016).
Open Classroom Challenge Grant, The UC Institute for Research in the Arts (2008 - 2009).
Faculty Research Grant, UC Pacific Rim Research Program (2007 - 2008).
Dissertation Fellowship, Graduate Division, UC Santa Barbara (2005 - 2006).
Dissertation Fellowship, The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (2003 - 2004).
Pre-doctoral Fellowship, The Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UC Santa Barbara (2003 - 2004).
Graduate Enrichment Fellowship, UC Santa Barbara (2002 - 2003).
Margaret Mallory Fellowship, History of Art and Architecture, UC Santa Barbara (2002 - 2003).
Graduate Enrichment Fellowship, UC Santa Barbara (2000 - 2001).

Selected Service

Professional
Member, Editorial Board for American Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum's academic journal (2018 - 2021).
Area Editor, Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas journal (2015 - 2018).
Member, Diasporic Asian Art Network (DAAN) College Art Association (CAA) Panel Selection Committee (2014 - 2017).
UC-wide
Policy Board Member, UC Institute for Research in the Arts (2009 - 2012).
University
Member, Inequality, Power, and Social Justice (IPSJ) Search Committee (2016 - 2017).
Founding Director, UCM Art Gallery (2011 - 2014).
Member, Chancellor's Campus Art Committee, UC Merced (2007 - 2010).
School
Chair, Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Group Advising Committee (2016 - 2018).
Member, Humanities and World Cultures/Interdisciplinary Humanities Executive Committee (2016 - 2018).
Member, Executive Committee, World Cultures & History, UC Merced (2012 - 2014)
Member, Steering Committee, Center for the Humanities, UC Merced (2012 - 2014)
Member, Curriculum Committee, School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts (2008).
Department/Program
Faculty Advisor, Global Arts Studies Program (GASP) Major (2016 - 2017).
Chair, HWC Merit/Promotion Review Committee #1 (2015 - 2016).
Member, HWC Merit/Promotion Review Committee #2 (2015 - 2016).
Co-author, GASP Major Proposal (2013 - 2014).
Chair, Art History/Visual Culture Search (2012 - 2013).
Member, Ethnomusicology/Music Studies Search (2012 - 2013).
Chair, Art History/Visual Culture Search #1 (2011 - 2012).
Chair, Art History/Visual Culture Search #2 (2011 - 2012).
Member, Ethnomusicology/Music Studies Search (2011 - 2012).
Faculty Assessment Organizer, Global Arts Studies Program (2011 - 2013).
Member, Ethnomusicology/Music Studies Search Committee (2012 - 2013).
Chair, Art History/Visual Culture Search Committee #1 (2011 - 2012).
Chair, Art History/Visual Culture Search Committee #2 (2011 - 2012).
Member, Ethnomusicology/Music Studies Search Committee (2011 - 2012).
Undergraduate Program Lead, GASP. (2010 - 2013).
Chair, Art History Search Committee (2007 - 2008).
Chair, Art History Search Committee (2008 - 2009).
Co-author, Arts Major Proposal (2007).