Studying at The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH), Keyu Yan is a doctoral candidate with research interests in gender, sexuality, and Sino-foreign interactions in Chinese art as well as the history of Chinese art history. His work has been presented at venues such as the Historical Society for Twentieth-Century China, Mellon Chinese Object Study Workshop, and Midwest Art History Society.

His peer-reviewed article, “Modernizing Sculpture: Print Culture and the New Discourse on Sculpture in China, Circa 1880-1929,” which focuses on the intersection of early twentieth-century Chinese sculpture, printed materials, and intellectual history is forthcoming in East Asian Publishing and Society by Brill. 

His advisor is Dr. Julia F. Andrews, Distinguished University Professor.