The Department of Art & Public Policy proudly welcomes Assistant Profesor Dr. Hentyle Yapp to our faculty!
Before joining NYU's Department of Art and Public Policy, Hentyle Yapp taught at Pomona College and San Francisco State University. His research broadly engages the theoretical and methodological implications of queer, disability, and critical race studies for questions regarding the state. He received his BA from Brown University in French Literature; JD from UCLA Law with specializations in Critical Race Theory and Public Interest Law; and PhD from UC Berkeley in Performance Studies with a designated emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality.
His current book project examines a site commonly over determined by state discourse: China. By attending to cross-media art practices and the global art market, Yapp traces how contemporary China circulates in transnational discourse to produce more nuanced understandings of the role of the state. His next project directly analyzes the law and its deployment across the humanities. In addition to his academic work, Yapp is an artist. Having danced professionally for experimental and contemporary companies in New York and Taipei, he continues to choreograph for companies and other art spaces.