Mellon Assistant Professor in History of Art and Architecture
Ph.D., Rutgers University (2019)
Modern and Contemporary Korean Photography
Boyoung Chang’s research focuses on photography in and about modern and contemporary Korea. Chang obtained her Ph.D. from Rutgers University with a dissertation that analyzes how Korean photography since the 1990s embodies the nation’s transformation, which is represented by democratization and globalization, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for the Art of East Asia, the department of art history at the University of Chicago. Chang’s publications include “When photographs refuse to speak: Oh Heinkuhn’s Gwangju Story ” in P hotographies and “Post-Trauma: How contemporary Korean photography reconstructs the political history of Korea” in the Korean Bulletin of Art History. She is now working on a book project that addresses the history of Korean photography from the mid-20th century to the present day.