I am an assistant professor of communication and media studies at the University of New Hampshire. I graduated from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California, with a PhD in Communication, and MA from NYU’s Department of Media, Culture and Communication. My research, broadly speaking, examines global capitalism and intersectionality with a focus on China in the global context and in spaces of transnational encounters. Currently, I am completing a monograph about digital entrepreneurship and emerging labor practices and subjectivities in contemporary China. The book is an ethnography of IT entrepreneurial Labor in urban, rural, and transnational China, and an analysis of the post-2008 phenomenon of individual self-reinvention amidst national and economic restructuring. I am also working on a secondary project about the geopolitics and economy of Chinese international students in the US higher education industry.
I also write about digital labor, visual culture, video games, online spoofing culture, and debates on race in cyberspace. You could find my work in the Journal of Consumer Culture, New Media and Society, International Journal of Cultural Studies, International Journal of Communication, Feminist Media Studies, Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, and China Information etc.