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Sarah Hwang

Sarah’s dissertation is a critical history of street art’s intersection with the internet, from tracing its mediation from the material to the digital to considering the internet's 'genre-effect' standardizing visual culture online and its convergence with the contemporary art world. She is also co-founder and co-managing editor of DiSCo (Digital Studies Collective) Journal.
Research Interests: 

Graffiti and street art. Film, TV, new and digital media. Art and globalization. Popular culture and subcultural practices. Experimental publishing/publishing as curatorial strategy. Regional art histories. Contemporary art and visual culture. Art of the Asian diaspora. Art criticism and writing. Art and media theory. 

Selected Publications: 
Selected Presentations: 

Guest Lecturer, “DiSCo Journal: a story about digital publishing”. Reflexive Design course taught by Dr. Rebecca Miller (University of Plymouth), Nanjing University of the Arts, China, October 13 2022. Online.

Guest Lecturer, “Street Art+Identity: The Tag”. Art History Summer University, Courtauld Institute of Art, London UK, July 2022. Video lecture.

Honors and Awards: 

CHASE Cohort Development Fund for DiSCo Journal, Consortium of the Humanities and the Arts in South-East England, 2021-present.

Art Publishing Residency, Art Practical+Daily Serving+c3:initiative (now Stelo), San Francisco CA+Portland OR, 2017.

A&AA and PODS Student Grant, Univ. Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts, Eugene OR, 2014.

Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Univ. Oregon Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Eugene OR, 2012-2014.

Education and Training: 
MA History of Art and Architecture, Univ. Oregon, 2014.
BA History of Art and Architecture, Boston University, 2011.