Mel Chen and Julia Bryan-Wilson on Science, Art, and Language in Architecture of Life

  • Mel Y. Chen is associate professor of gender & women's studies at UC Berkeley and an affiliate of the Center for Race and Gender, the Science and Technology Studies Center, and the Institute for Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences. Chen's research and teaching interests include queer and gender theory, animal studies, critical race theory and Asian American studies, disability studies, science studies, and critical linguistics. 

  • Associate professor Julia Bryan-Wilson teaches modern and contemporary art at UC Berkeley, with a focus on art since 1960 in the US, Europe, and Latin America. She studies theories of artistic labor, feminist and queer theory, performance, craft histories, photography, video, visual culture of the nuclear age, and collaborative practices.