Hoyon Mephokee

Graduate Student, PhD

Hoyon Mephokee is PhD student specializing in post-colonial, decolonial, and global studies of modern French art. He is primarily interested in interrogating the diplomatic and cultural threads between France and its colonial contacts in Southeast Asia through a spatial and multimedial consideration of visual and material culture.

Prior to attending Washington University in St. Louis, Hoyon received his BA in Art History and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his MA in Art History from American University. At AU, he completed his thesis on the colonialist discourse embedded in the site and iconography of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux’s Fountain of the Four Parts of the World as it related to the Second French Empire.

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