Research Area(s)
China

Ellen Huang

Ellen Huang, Ph.D.  is a historian of art, technology, and material culture.  She holds degrees from Yale University and UCSD.   Her research and teaching integrate the applied and natural sciences with the history of material culture.  She has held postdoctoral teaching positions at UC Berkeley, East China Normal University (Shanghai), and the University of San Francisco. In addition to publishing in catalogues and academic journals, she has organized exhibitions around the collections of the Cantor Arts Center, Asian Art Museum SF, Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, and National Palace Museum.   Among her most enjoyable experiences include teaching collections/objects-based classes at Stanford, for AAMSF, and for the Andrew Mellon Chinese Object Studies Program.   She is currently completing a monograph about material transformation through an exploration of Jingdezhen porcelain (ca. 1600-1900) and researching the role of craft, binary languages, and science in contemporary art from Asia.

Ellen Huang