Ju-Yu Hung

MA Candidate in Digital Art History | Class of 2017

Ju-Yu (Ruby) is an MA student in the Digital Art History program. Her research interests are exhibition narrative, visitor behavior, and digital heritage presentation. She was a specialist in Cultural Heritage Department of Yilan County government in Taiwan (2013-2015), in charge of supervising the reuse of historic buildings, hosting Cultural Heritage Review Committee, and managing projects such as heritage research and subsidy application. Her previous job was a docent (2012-2013) in Yingge Ceramics Museum, New Taipei City, Taiwan. She provided guided tours for general and particular groups (e.g. vision-impaired) and assisted with content development for special exhibitions. Inspired by her working experiences, she seeks digital and innovative approaches to combining these components together and experimenting on them.  She received a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in International Business from National Taiwan University and spent one year exchanging in France which gave her collaborative working and international experience.

Emily Leon

Class of 2018 | MA in Digital Art History/Computational Media

Emily Leon is an MA student in the Digital Art History program. Her research interests include modern art with a strong emphasis on marginalized religions and occult philosophies. Leon debuted Desert Suprematism in October of 2016, an online journal that presents essays and projects about visual artists, experimental musicians, and occultists who have been omitted from current art history pedagogy and academic curriculum. As a Digital Art History student, she is interested in developing a digital learning model that traces and acknowledges the complexities, influence, and relevance of esotericism and spirituality on visual art and artists in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Before relocating back to the Triangle of NC, Leon worked in arts administration for organizations including SITE Santa Fe and the Center for Contemporary Arts Santa Fe (CCA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In addition to active intellectual labor, she is a performing artist, musician, and writer. Leon received her BA in Art History summa cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Stephanie Manning

MA Candidate in Historical & Cultural Visualization | Class of 2017

Stephanie Manning is a second year Master’s student in the Wired! Digital Art History Program in the Art, Art History and Visual Studies Department. Her main area of interest is in Historical GIS and its applications in visualizing and mapping ancient Roman material transportation routes.

Stephanie holds a BA (2016) in Art History with a minor in Classical Studies from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.