Jiaqi is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Sine Theta Magazine, an international, print-based creative arts publication made by and for the Sino diaspora.
They undertook their BA and MSt (funded by the Wadham Cliff Davies Scholarship in History) at Oxford's History of Art Department. Their undergraduate thesis, 'Horrible and Terrifying Deeds: André Derain's Pantagruel woodcuts', supervised by Alastair Wright, discussed the aesthetic, political, and personal meanings of Derain's Rabelaisian artist's book, created in the midst of the Second World War. Their Master's thesis, 'Land of the [ ]: Japanese-American internment photography from an ecocritical perspective', supervised by Geoffrey Batchen, looked at landscape photographs taken in the context of Japanese-American internment by Ansel Adams, WRA-employed photojournalists, and internee George Ochikubo to explore the political dimensions of the internment landscape.
Their current thesis, generously funded by the Simon and June Li Scholarship in Chinese Art History, will explore the relationship between Chinese art and visual culture and discourses of hygiene, disease, and pollution in the postsocialist era.
亢嘉琪，牛津大学美术史专业在读博士生，June and Simon Li全额奖学金（2021-2024）获得者，导师为J.P Park教授。其博士学位研究方向是从生态批评的角度探讨中国改革开放过程中的艺术创作和视觉文化与卫生政治（包括公共卫生，疾病与污染）之间的交叉与互动。