Jenny Lin

Assistant Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
History of Art and Architecture
Research Interests:
Contemporary Asian Art, Design, and Urban Culture
Phone: 541-346-8169
Office: 253 Lawrence Hall

UCLA, MA, 2007; PhD, 2012

Jenny Lin received her MA and PhD in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles. She earned a BA in Architectural Studies and Italian Studies from Brown University. She is committed to interdisciplinary and transnational research, with general interests in the relations between twentieth and twenty-first century art and design praxes and broader social phenomena, such as colonialism, urbanization, and globalization. Her current research focuses on modern and contemporary art, architecture, and film created in dialogue with cosmopolitan Shanghai, and addresses issues of Chinese modernity and cultural hybridity. Prof. Lin offers courses in twentieth and twenty-first century art history and visual studies, especially within Asian cultural contexts, and in contemporary art criticism and theory.


Selected Courses Taught

ARH 210

ARH 358

ARH 399

ARH 4|507

ARH 4|510

ARH 4|507

ARH 4|507

ARH 607

ARH 607

Contemporary Asian Art, Architecture and Film

History of Design

Art and Film in Urban China

Contemporary Art Theory and Criticism

Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art

Curating Contemporary Art

Curating Contemporary Asian Art amidst Globalization

Art and the City

Objects of Protest