Anna Greenspan


Anna Greenspan is an Assistant Professor of Contemporary Global Media, NYU Shanghai; Global Network Assistant Professor, NYU. She holds a PhD in Continental Philosophy from Warwick University, UK. While at Warwick, Anna was a founding member of the Cybernetic Culture Research Unit (CCRU).  Her research focuses on urban China and emerging media. Anna was the co-founder of the Shanghai Studies Society as well as the research hub Hacked Matter. She also runs a digital humanities project, Moveable Feasts, that maps Shanghai’s street food. Her latest book Shanghai Future: Modernity Remade was published by Oxford University Press in 2014. Anna is currently working on a book on China and the Wireless Wave. She maintains a personal website at

Research Interests
  • Continental philosophy
  • Urban Asia
  • Cyberculture
  • PhD, Philosophy
    University of Warwick
  • MA, Continental Philosophy
    University of Warwick

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