Ph.D Candidate Joins Board of Trustees


Three new members, including Ph.D. candidate Kelly C. Tang, joined the Duke University Board of Trustees on July 1, the school announced Wednesday.

Tang was selected by the Graduate and Professional Student Council as a young trustee. She will serve a three-year term, as an observer during her first year on the board and as a voting member in her second and third years. Tang’s research in the department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies focuses on modern and contemporary Chinese art, specifically the global history of ink painting.

She was the 2019-2020 Graduate School administrative intern in Graduate Student Affairs. Tang also served as a Central Campus graduate resident in Housing and Residential Life from 2015-2019. In addition, she is the president and founder of the Duke Graduate Women’s Wellness and Self-Care Club, a graduate student organization focused on social and mental well-being.

Prior to matriculating at Duke University, she completed her master’s degree with distinction in modern Chinese studies at the University of Oxford and her bachelor’s degree (magna cum laude) in art history and Asian American Studies at UCLA. While studying at UCLA, she was the J. Paul Getty Multicultural Intern in the Photography, Prints, and Drawings department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
A San Diego, California native, Tang enjoys ballet, Latin dance, drawing and hand-lettering in her spare time.

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