Curt Hansman is a board member of Global Asian Studies and Chinese Studies at DePaul University. She has taught courses on the history of Chinese, Japanese, and Asian American art in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at DePaul since 1997. She holds a BA and MA in the History of Art/Asian Studies from the University of Oregon and the MPH and PhD in the History of Art and Chinese Intellectual History from the University of Kansas. Her early research focused in and around painting and painting style as a political tool in Song/Yuan China. Recent projects have focused on the interaction of art/politics/language/identity in modern China and Asian America including the recent paper “Yayoi Kusama: Another Mirror”. She has been the recipient of grants from the Kress Foundation and The American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia and was an NEH Summer Institute Fellow in 2012. She has lived, worked, and traveled extensively in Asia. Outside the academy she is a mother, potter, runner, and like so many Art Historians, an aficionado of detective fiction. She has worked actively through the Empty Bowls Project to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger and food insecurity. She is a faculty member in The Odyssey Project (a Bard College Illinois Humanities Council educational humanities project in underserved communities).