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  • I am a 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 revolves around the cultural economy of information capitalism as it intersects with issues of class, gender, nation, and race in an age of globalization. Currently, I am working on a book project about digital entrepreneurship and emerging labor practices and subjectivities in China as the nation restructures its economy. Tentatively titled Reinvent Yourself! (重塑自我)Entrepreneurial Labor and Hybrid Selves in China’s New Economy, 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 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.
  • Teaching Activities

  • Sem/From Pokemon to K-Pop Taught course 2019
  • Introduction to Media Studies Taught course 2018
  • Seminar in Media Theory Taught course 2018
  • Comm-Entary Journal Taught course 2018
  • Sem/Global Digital Capitalism Taught course 2018
  • Introduction to Media Studies Taught course 2017
  • Seminar in Media Studies Taught course 2017
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. English Language and Literature, Beijing Foreign Studies Univer
  • M.A. Media, Culture and Communication, New York University
  • M.Phil. Communication, The Chinese University of Hong
  • Ph.D. Communication, University of Southern California
  • Full Name

  • Lin Zhang
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire


    20 Academic Way

    Durham, New Hampshire  03824

    United States