Ellen Huang

About the Fellow

Ellen Huang is a historian of art, technology, and material culture.  She holds a BA from Yale University and a Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego.   Her research and university teaching integrate the applied and natural sciences with the history of ideas and art.  She has held postdoctoral teaching positions at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of San Francisco.  In addition to teaching and research, she has curated Asian Art for the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts at Stanford University, the Ackland Art Museum of UNC Chapel Hill, and with the collections at the Asian Art Museum SF. 

She is currently completing a scholarly monograph about the theme of critical making through an exploration of Jingdezhen porcelain during the early modern and modern periods of world history (approx. 1600-1900). She is Associate Professor in Humanities & Sciences and Associate Chair of Humanities at ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA, where she teaches material culture and art and design history.