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  • Soyoung Yoon

    Assistant Professor, Program Director, and Departmental Faculty Advisor for Visual Studies

    Email
    soyoung.yoon@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    C - 64 West 11th Street

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    Soyoung Yoon

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    Soyoung Yoon is Assistant Professor and Program Director of Art History & Visual Studies at the Department of the Arts, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School.  Yoon is also a Faculty at the Whitney Museum of American Art's Independent Study Program (ISP).  She received her PhD from Stanford University and holds a BA from Seoul National University.  Yoon's research focuses on politics of mobility and rhetorics of testimony, witnessing, and storytelling in the moving image; she attends to questions of "the apparatus" in relation to the moving image, the body-in-motion, and the authorial voice.  Yoon is currently at work on two book projects: Walkie Talkie and TV Buddhas.  She has published in Discourse, Grey RoomCamera Obscura, Millennium Film JournalWomen & Performance, among other journals and books. Her essay “Do a Number: The Facticity of the Voice, or Reading Stop-and-Frisk Data” was awarded a Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant in 2016. Yoon was a recipient of a Hauser & Wirth Research Fellowship for her work on the artist Theresa Hak Kyung Cha.  In 2020-21, she was a Fellow at the Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at The New School for Social Research.

    Alternate e-mail address: [email protected]


    Degrees Held

    Ph.D., Art History, Stanford University

    M.A., Art History, Stanford University

    B.A. summa cum laude, Art History & English Literature, Seoul National University 


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    Research Interests

    Photography, Film & Media Theory

    Postwar and Contemporary Art

    Art & Labor

    Marxism, Psychoanalysis, Critical Theory

    Colonial Studies and Critiques of Racial Capitalism

    Feminism, Queer Theory, and Disability Studies 


    Future Courses

    Art & Labor
    LVIS 3040, Spring 2023

    Frankenstein: Art/Body Politic
    LINA 3066, Fall 2022

    Independent Study
    LVIS 3950, Fall 2022

    Intro ArtHist & Visual Studies
    LVIS 2001, Fall 2022, Spring 2023

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