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Hentyle Yapp

Hentyle Yapp

Advisory Board and Faculty Fellow

Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Public Policy, Tisch School of the Arts
Project: Disability’s Forms: Law and Aesthetics across the Pacific


Hentyle Yapp is an assistant professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in the Department of Art & Public Policy. He is affiliated faculty with the Department of Performance Studies, Disability Council, and Asian/Pacific/American Institute. His research engages China, performance, disability, and critical race and queer theories. His articles have appeared or are forthcoming in American Quarterly, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Journal of Visual Culture, and Verge: Studies in Global Asias. He is also a member of the Social Text editorial collective. His current book analyzes contemporary Chinese art on the global art market and offers methodological approaches to curating and theorizing non-Western art. His next book historicizes the global development of disability law and aesthetics at the turn of the 20th century in China and the United States. He received his BA from Brown University, JD from UCLA School of Law with specializations in Critical Race Theory and Public Interest Law, and a PhD from UC Berkeley in Performance Studies with a designated emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.