Soyoung Yoon is Assistant Professor of Art History and Program Coordinator of Visual Studies at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, The New School. She is also a Faculty of Critical Theory at the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program [ISP]. Yoon received her doctoral degree from Stanford University. She has published in Grey Room, Millennium Film Journal, Film Quarterly, Shifters, among other periodicals and books. Yoon is at work on two book projects around the re-definition of the status of the “document,” its claims to to the real, in the post-war period: Camera Obtrusa, a project on the rise of cinéma vérité and the critique of the hermeneutics of the self amidst the struggles for decolonization; and Miss Vietnam, a project on feminist mediation, which reframes technological reproducibility via the framework of reproductive labor, focusing on the paradigmatic shift from photography to video. Research and teaching topics include: modern & contemporary art; art & labor; photography, film and media theory; Marxism, critical theory and political philosophy; feminism and queer theory.

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