Amy Chang
United States

Amy Y.T. Chang is a PhD Candidate in the History of Art and Architecture at Harvard who writes on Spanish and Philippine art and architectural history and historiography. Her work investigates Spanish and Philippine architectural theory; stylistic censorship; artisanal knowledge loss and transfer; vanishing; early modern ideas of pre-conquest and indigenous architectures; and inheritances and imaginaries of the ‘Spanish-Islamic’ and indigenous Islamic in Andalusia and the Philippines from the early modern period.


She recently contributed the chapter “Zóbel’s Jungle: Unwritten Histories of Philippine Architecture, Chinese Calligraphy, Moro Graves, and a Spanish Apocalypse” to the 2022-2023 Prado exhibition cataloge “Zóbel. The Future of the Past”; and has a forthcoming Roundtable essay on Philippine “arquitectura mestiza” in JSAH. Her curational contributions and writing can be seen in the forthcoming exhibitions “Spain and Beyond” at Spanish Embassy in DC in 2024-2025, and “Stimulant Sea” at Dumbarton Oaks in 2025-2026.


Amy’s work has been supported by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the Society of Architectural Historians, the Renaissance Society of America, the Graham Foundation, the Observatorio Cervantes, Dumbarton Oaks, Villa I Tatti, the Harvard Asia Center, and the Harvard Mellon Urban Initiative, and the Aga Khan Program. She will begin as a Samuel H. Kress Foundation Fellow at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome in 2024.