Curriculum Vitae

Hilary Anne Yarger

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University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Master of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH), June 2023

Master of Arts Thesis Entitled, "Hazy Devotion: A Visual Album in Electronic Music, East Asian Instruments, and Sensory Experience"

Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

Middlebury Language Schools Chinese Summer Program, August 2022

Mandarin Chinese Level III

Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington, MA

Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude (3.811), May 2021

Electronic Media and the Arts, Asian Studies

Senior Thesis Entitled, "Emptiness: The Interpretation of Ma 間, Mu 無, and Ensō 円相 in Japanese Aesthetics"

Relevant Academic Courses

Race, Media, and Translingual Practice

Ecological Imagination in Modern Chinese Short Fiction

The Music of East Asia

Daoism Through Texts, Talks, and Taijiquan

Electronic Music: External Sensor Use in Real-Time Performance

2D Digital Design

Teaching, Media, and Communications Experience

Engagement and Outreach Coordinator, Language Resource Center, Cornell University, 2023

Communications Assistant, Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, University of Chicago, 2023

Chinese Tutor, Bard College at Simon's Rock, 2019-2021

Professor: Yinxue Zhao, Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese

Latin Tutor, Bard College at Simon's Rock, 2018-2019

Professor: Christopher Callanan, PhD, Professor of Classics

Recreation Assistant, Interlochen Center for the Arts Camp, Summer 2019

Music, Skills, and Languages

Performances, Presentations, Research

 Campus Leadership Experience

Participated as a Search Committee member, student representative, in the hiring process of a faculty candidate in Chinese Language and Culture courses through reviewing applications, participating in sample classes, and interviewing applicants

Founder and Facilitator supporting the social, sensory, and academic experiences of college students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Managed the committee, designed, and edited the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 yearbooks

Team Captain

Founder and President

 Scholarships, Honors, Awards