Area of Study: Modern/contemporary Chinese art
Allie is a PhD student specializing in the contemporary art of 21st-century China. Her research interests include film and new media, the city of Shanghai, urbanization, and the aesthetics of globalization and environmentalism. Allie received her BA in Art History and Asian Studies with a concentration in Chinese Studies from St. Olaf College and her MA in the History of Art and Architecture from the University of Oregon. Her Master's thesis explores how the photo-collage prints of Yang Yongliang (b. 1980) respond to changing understandings of 'the city' through discussions of Asian art history, contemporary art and film discourses, and urban theories, most notably Rem Koolhaas's 1995 essay, "The Generic City."