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. It investigates their attempts to attain legitimacy in the global art world and capture the challenges they face.
The New School for Social Research, Liberal Studies, MA
The University of Texas at Austin, Art History, BFA; Philosophy, BA