Professor Jane Chin Davidson

IAS Transitions Festival

California State University, San Bernardino

Jane Chin Davidson is an art historian/curator whose research focuses on transnationalism in relation to Chinese identity, feminism/ eco-feminism, performance/performativity, and global exhibitions of contemporary art. Her recent publications include the forthcoming Companion to Contemporary Art in a Global Framework (Wiley-Blackwell, 2023) co-edited with Amelia Jones, the monograph Staging Art and Chineseness: Politics of Trans/Nationalism and Global Expositions (University of Manchester Press, 2020) and the co-edited volume Global and World Art in the Practice of the University Museum (Routledge, 2017).

She is co-editor with Alpesh Kantilal Patel of the special journal issue ‘Curatorial Impacts – the Futures of Okwui Enwezor (1963-2019)’ for NKA Journal of Contemporary African Art, Vol. 48 (May 2021). Peer-reviewed journals she has contributed to include Oxford Art Journal, The Journal of Visual Culture, and Third Text. She was curator of the Judy Chicago: Setting the Table (2010) exhibition at the University of Houston and the joint exhibition of Inner Space , Global Matter (2013) at NASA Johnson Space Center, University of Houston, and Florida International University.

Graduating from the University of Manchester with the PhD Award of Distinction, receiving her BA in Art History from Reed College, Chin Davidson was a Economic and Social Research Council Fellow, a Getty Research Institute Postgraduate Fellow, serving also on the editorial board of Art Journal and the NWSA Women of Color Leadership project. She is currently Professor (Head) of Art History/Global Cultures at California State University, San Bernardino, serving as the DEI Fellow for the Faculty Development Program.