New ASA Trustees elected
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Posted by: Julie Van Camp
Congratulations to Eva Kit Wah Man and Katherine Thomson-Jones on their election to the American Society for Aesthetics Board of Trustees for three-year terms from February 1, 2016 - January 31, 2019.
And thanks again to James Harold and Sarah Worth, who will be stepping down as Trustees on January 31, 2016, for their service.
Meet our new trustees:
Eva Kit Wah Man was born and educated in Hong Kong. She is currently Executive Associate Dean of Graduate School and professor of the Department of Humanities and Creative Writing of Hong Kong Baptist University. Her research areas and publications cover comparative aesthetics, comparative philosophy, feminist aesthetics, cultural studies, gender studies, and art and culture. She published widely and her recent book Issues of Contemporary Art and Aesthetics in Chinese Context was published by Springer. She was a board member of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and the Museums Advisory Board of HKSAR. She writes art criticism and hosts cultural programme for local media. In 2004, she was a Fulbright scholar at University of California, Berkeley. In 2009, she was AMUW Woman Chair at Marquette University. Man joined ASA in 1992 and has since then attended ASA annual meetings almost every year from Hong Kong.
Katherine Thomson-Jones is an Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Oberlin College, where she has taught aesthetics and value courses since receiving her PhD from the University of Toronto in 2003. She is the author of Aesthetics and Film (Continuum, 2008) as well as articles on ethical art criticism, imagination, formalism, film narration, and empathy in film. She is editor of Current Controversies in Philosophy of Film (Routledge, 2016) and co-editor with Kathleen Stock of New Waves in Aesthetics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008). Her latest project, undertaken with the support of an ACLS grant, is a monograph on digital aesthetics. She has been an active member of the ASA since 1999 and served on the 2011 program committee. She is currently entering her second year as a trustee and program committee member for the British Society of Aesthetics.