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Dorcas Tang

Thursday, March 14, 2019
1:00pm – 2:30pm

Storrs Campus
AsACC - SU 428

Dorcas Tang is a third-generation Chinese-Malaysian whose diasporic identity drives her work as an artist, photographer, and storyteller. She is currently a senior at Swarthmore College, majoring in Studio Art and double minoring in Spanish and Educaitonal Studies, although her parents still hold out hope for her to be a lawyer.

In recognition of her potential, she has been nominated as a Richard Rubin Scholar and has received the Lang Center Summer Internship Grant, the Genevieve Ching-wen Lee Grant, and the Favianna Rodriguez Artistic Activism Award.

Her most recent work is Los Paisanos del Puerto. Dorcas' current interests include big themes like intersectional identities, ethnic studies, and photography as a tool of decolonization, probably terms picked up by osmosis from her Liberal Arts environment.

Looking towards the future, she is excited to continue bridging communities and fostering critical dialogue through creating socially engaged visual narratives. If she could have any superpower in the world, it would be the ability to completely understand other human beings. And cats.

Contact:

jason.o.chang@uconn.edu

Asian American Cultural Center (primary), Asian American Studies Institute, UConn Master Calendar

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