Xiao LIU (Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies and a faculty member of the World Cinemas Program. Her research focuses on cybernetics, information technologies and digital media, Chinese cinemas, science fiction and fantasy, and (post-) socialist culture and critique. Her essays have appeared in venues such as Grey Room, Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, Journal of Chinese Cinemas, Frontier of Literary Studies in China, the anthology China’s iGeneration and others. She is currently working on a project that focuses on the cultural practices and media imaginations around information technologies and discourses around the turn of the 1980s in China.
Research Interests: Chinese Cinemas, Film and Media Theory, New Media Studies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Postsocialism, Vernacular Chinese Literature, and Marxism.