Nancy Lin, HAA Class of 2011, recently earned her PhD in Art History from the University of Chicago. This year, she was named a 2021 Klarman Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University for Fall 2021.
“The cutting-edge ideas and creative energy that postdocs bring are key to building an intellectual environment that can attract and retain the world’s best faculty,” said Cornell President Martha E. Pollack. “The Klarman Fellowships provide Cornell with a regular supply of the sparks that ignite new thinking and new research, while providing these exceptional early-career scholars with a springboard to great careers.”
Her research shows how art, urban social life and the built environment mutually transformed one another at the turn of the 21st century by examining contemporary Chinese art practices that took place in city streets and construction sites. As a Klarman Fellow, she will explore how these art practices intersected with urban social groups such as migrant and middle-class workers.