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Michelle H. Wang

Assistant Professor of Art History and Humanities
Art Department
Division of the Arts

Michelle H. Wang specializes in art and archaeology of tenth century BCE to third century CE China, with an emphasis on material culture studies and theories on writing. Her current book project provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of early Chinese script systems that maps the depths of materiality embedded in different scripts that appear on a variety of surfaces. Future projects will build upon her current interests in script-based art to include explorations into contemporary art practices that challenge and deconstruct the technology of writing. Other academic interests include architecture and design, both of which are topics for courses in preparation for the upcoming academic year. Michelle received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley (2014), and prior to joining the Reed faculty, she was a lecturer in the History of Art department at Bryn Mawr College.


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