Y. L. Lucy Wang

Y. L. Lucy Wang’s research focuses on Asia’s empires from maritime exchange to postcolony, with a particular interest in land administration and scientific knowledge. One of her ongoing projects traces the emergence of professionalized architecture in the Greater China region (c. 1894 – 1949), examining how a hygienic consciousness entered into architectural expertise and how architects, doctors, land-surveyors, and engineers integrated new understandings of disease into their work.

Wang is the Business Development & Communications Associate at COOKFOX and a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University’s Department of Art History and Archaeology. In 2021 – 2022, she was part of the curatorial team of MoMA’s The Project of Independence: Architectures of Decolonization in South Asia, 1947 – 1985. Her research has been supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Dumbarton Oaks, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, the Dr. Lee MacCormick Edwards Charitable Foundation, and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD).