Emilia Yang

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Professional Title

Assistant Professor of Art and Design

Department(s)

Art & Design

About

Emilia Yang is an artist, organizer and scholar. Her art practice utilizes expanded forms of digital media (XR, transmedia, web, interactive, films, archives, performance, games and public interventions) for the creation of community-based feminist, anti-racist and transformative justice projects.

Her research explores the role of memory, violence, emotions, performance, and participation in the political imagination. Her more recent project, “AMA y No Olvida, Memory Museum Against Impunity” is a transmedia and community memory museum that explores participatory forms of mediation and design for remembering victims of state violence in her home country Nicaragua.

Yang earned her PhD in Interdisciplinary Media Arts + Practice at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California and her Masters of Arts in Communications at Pennsylvania State University. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Art and Design at University of Michigan's Stamps School of Art and Design with a focus on Anti-Racism by Design.

Emilia’s theory-practice work has been published in International Journal of Communication (USC Press), Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, The Additivist Cookbook (Institute of Network Cultures), Popular Culture and the Civic Imagination: Case Studies of Creative Social Change (NYU Press), and Practicing Futures: A Civic Imagination Action Handbook (Peter Lang Press).

Research Interests

humanities
activism
art
digital studies
ethnicity
transnational
violence (sexual/gender/other)
media