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Doris Sung, Assistant Professor

301 Garland | (205) 348-1428 | dhsung@ua.edu

Dr. Sung joined the Art and Art History Department at UA in 2018. Her research focuses on modern and contemporary art of East Asia, cultural interactions between Asia and Europe, and gender and visual culture. Prior to coming to the Capstone, she was an Assistant Curator at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. She was also an adjunct professor of Chinese and East Asian art at York University (Toronto), and the University of Toronto Scarborough. She is currently working on a manuscript on the art practices of three generations of Chinese women who were active between the 1900s and the 1970s. Its conceptual focus is on the reassessment of female talent and virtue, a moralized dichotomy that had been used to frame women’s social practices and cultural production for centuries in China.