Ellen Chang

Director of the Arts and Culture Program


Ellen Y. Chang (she/her) is Director of Arts and Culture at the Taiwan Studies ProgramĀ at the University of Washington and a Ph.D. Candidate in Cinema & Media Studies. As a simultaneous film scholar and art curator/practitioner, her research examines the transactional encounter among contemporary Taiwanese video art/installation, cinema, and popular culture as processes of aesthetic decolonization. Her recent work on sound and audio walks explores more engaged, sensitive, and practical understandings of how audiovisual art reflects (re-)occurring themes of everyday politics across international geographies.


  • University of Washington, Ph.D. Candidate in Cinema & Media Studies, 2016-present
  • New York University, M.A. in Cinema Studies, 2016
  • Ohio University, M.A. in Film Studies, 2012
  • Notational Central University, Taiwan, B.A. in English, 2007