University of Oregon

Department of Art

Jenny Lin

Jenny Lin

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor, Art/History of Art and Architecture
Office: 381 Lawrence Hall
(541) 346-8169
Curriculum Vitae


Jenny Lin received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles. She earned a B.A. in Architectural Studies and Italian Studies from Brown University. She is committed to interdisciplinary and transnational research, with general interests in the relations between twentieth and twenty-first century art and design praxes and broader social phenomena, such as colonialism, urbanization, and globalization. Her current research focuses on modern and contemporary art, architecture, and film created in dialogue with cosmopolitan Shanghai, and addresses issues of Chinese modernity and cultural hybridity. Prof. Lin offers courses in twentieth and twenty-first century art history and visual studies, especially within Asian cultural contexts, and in contemporary art criticism and theory.