Yookyoung Choi entered the Ph.D program in Art History at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2004. Her major area is contemporary art. Her dissertation is titled Globalization and Ethnic Identity in the Art Works of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Yong Soon Min, and Nikki S. Lee. It explores the ways in which three Korean American artists negotiate their hybrid cultural identities in contemporary America. Prior to entering the graduate program at the University of Maryland, she received her M.A. in Museum Studies at The George Washington University, and an MA in Art History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received a BFA (Studio Art) and an MFA (Art Theory) from Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea. She has received The Joint Undergraduate Studies and Asian American Studies Initiative Fund Award, The Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Award from the University of Maryland, College Park, and The Korean Government Scholarship for Study Abroad Students. She has been teaching Modern Art and Contemporary Art courses at The Corcoran College of Art and Design, and the University of Maryland, College Park.
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