Yoonah Hwang

Postdoctoral Scholar - Teaching Fellow
Yoonah Hwang
Pronouns She / Her / Hers Email yoonahhw@usc.edu Office VKC 351 Office Phone (213) 740-4552


Yoonah Hwang is a doctoral student in the Department of Art History and advanced to Ph.D. candidacy in 2015. She was awarded Research Enhancement Fellowship from the Graduate School in 2016-17. She received her B.A. degree in History from Yonsei University and graduated from Seoul National University with a M.A. in Art History in 2010. Her primary field of interest is in the Buddhist art in China, particularly focusing on the artistic production and exchange along with Silk Road including the Dunhuang and Turfan regions during the ninth-tenth centuries. She also focuses on the rituals that take place inside the cave temple as well as the original context of objects found inside, including banner paintings. Hwang has gained professional experience at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the National Museum of Korea.


  • MA , Seoul Univ, 8/2010
  • BA , Yonsei Univ., 2/2007
  • NONE , William Smith Coll