Doris Sung is Assistant Professor of Asian Art History at The University of Alabama. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary art of East Asia, cultural interactions between Asia and Europe, and gender and visual culture.
Prior to joining UA in 2018, she was an Assistant Curator at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) where she worked on Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, an exhibition organized by PEM, Freer|Sackler of the Smithsonian Institution, and the Palace Museum, Beijing. She taught Chinese and East Asian art at York University, and the University of Toronto Scarborough. She also held the position of Project Coordinator for the international research and digital humanities project “A New Approach to the Popular Press in China: Gender and Cultural Production, 1904–1937.”
Doris is also an independent curator and has curated a number of exhibitions on the works of Chinese-Canadian women artists, new art of the Asian diaspora in Canada, and experimental calligraphy. She earned her PhD in Humanities and an MFA in visual arts from York University.
Keywords: Modern and contemporary art of East Asia; cultural interactions between Asia and Europe; gender and visual culture