Cultural Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Amy Zhang

Amy Zhang

Amy Zhang

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Museums; cultural institutions; cultural policy; globalization and art; art and political economy; critical theory; postcolonial theory; museum studies; art theory; art historiography; Arab States of the Persian Gulf

Amy Zhang is a PhD Candidate in Cultural Studies. She received an MA in Liberal Studies from The New School for Social Research and a BA in Philosophy and BFA in Art History from The University of Texas.  Her doctoral research compares fine art museums in Doha, Qatar and Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., investigates their attempts to attain cultural capital in the global art world and capture the challenges they face.

Since joining the PhD program in Cultural Studies in 2014, she has taught courses in the School of Integrative Studies, Honors College, and in the Cultural Studies program.
Before coming to George Mason University, she was a student fellow of the India-China Institute's India China Knowledge and Initiative Building Program where she undertook a collaborative ethnographic research project on performances of cultural heritage in Yunnan, China and West Bengal, India.
 

Education

The New School for Social Research, Liberal Studies, MA

The University of Texas at Austin, Art History, BFA; Philosophy, BA