Janice Yu

PhD Candidate

Dissertation Title

Strange Selves: Photography and the Racial Other


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Research Interests

Visual studies, , critical race studies, cultural history, phenomenology, posthumanism


Janice Yu is a PhD candidate in the department of Rhetoric at UC Berkeley. She works across the fields of visual studies, race studies, ontology, and posthumanism. Her dissertation primarily takes up representations of dead bodies as visual articulations of our thoughts on not only death but the human itself. She traces these formations through an examination of photographs that depict certain human bodies as strange and other.