ELLIOT BEAR YU ︎︎︎ CV


Last updated 5/2022

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Visual Studies, University of California, Irvine
2022-present

B.A. in Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles
2017-2021

FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS & GRANTS

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellowship, $15,000
2019 - 2021

Dean’s Prize for Excellence in Research, UCLA
2021

Senior Book Award, $600
2020

Mellon Mays Conference Fund, $1,200
2020

Edward Scott Morrison Scholarship, $2,500
2019

PUBLICATIONS

Lost in a Dream: Queer Time and Space in the Video Game Yume Nikki, in Press Start (Revise and Resubmit)
2021

PRESENTATIONS

From Comedy Films to Horror Games, invited to speak at Freshman-Transfer Summer Program, UCLA
2021

Lost in a Dream: Wandering and Queer Exploration in the Video Game Yume Nikki, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Symposium
2021

Lost in a Dream: Wandering and Queer Exploration in the Video Game Yume Nikki, Undergraduate Research Week
2021

Negotiating Gender Through Humor, MMUF West Coast Regional Undergraduate Conference
2021

Negotiating Gender Through Humor, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Symposium
2020

DESIGN & MULTIMEDIA

Scene Coordinator, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability’s LA2050 Project
2022

Website Designer, Gender Affirming Treatment Decision Aid
2021

Sole Developer and Lead Designer, Waiting Room [online]
2021

Graphic Designer, CHLA’s yearly Angels of Change calendar
2021

Illustrator, featured in Duly Magazine’s Alien Issue [print]
2021

Illustrator, featured in 562medium’s Close issue (forthcoming)
2021

Sound Editor, Inner Demons film at ArtCenter College of Design [online]
2020-2021

Sole Developer and Designer, Greetings from Houston, Texas [online]
2020-2021

Graphic Designer and Writer, for The Repository for the Collection of Tetherball Materials [online]
2020-2021

Graphic Designer, Pride Admit Weekend
2020-2021

Staff Writer and Illustrator, Fem Newsmagazine [online] and [print]
2018-2021

Graphic Designer Intern, UCLA LGBT Campus Resource Center
2018-2019

WORK & PROFESSIONAL

Embedded Tutor, El Camino Community College
2021-present

Writing Center Tutor, El Camino Community College
2021-present

Peer Learning Facilitator, UCLA Freshman-Transfer Summer Program
2020-2021

Research Assistant, UCLA Philosophy Department
2020-2021

Peer Learning Facilitator, UCLA Academic Advancement Program
2019-2021

LANGUAGES & SKILLS

Languages: English (native), Russian (intermediate reading, writing, and speaking)

Software: Photoshop (expert), Premiere Pro (expert), InDesign (expert), Clip Studio Paint (advanced), Illustrator (advanced), After Effects (advanced), Adobe Audition (advanced), Twine (advanced), Blender (intermediate), CSS (intermediate), HTML (intermediate), JavaScript (proficient), Unity (proficient), C++ (elementary).