Chen Jing, Ph.D.
Ephemera Project Postdoctoral Fellow
Chen received her Ph.D. from Nanjing University (2009) and spent one year at Duke University as a visiting scholar from 2007-2008. Her research focuses on Cultural and New Media studies, especially on the influence of the New Media and the Internet on writing and modern literature. Before she joined Chao Center in the summer of 2012, she worked at the Institute of Arts and Humanities, Shanghai Jiao Ton University as an Assistant Researcher since 2009.
Aynne Kokas, Ph.D.
Sustainability Postdoctoral Fellow
Aynne Kokas, Ph.D. is a Sustainability Postdoctoral Fellow at the Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University and a Rice Scholar of Chinese Media Studies at the Baker Institute for Public Policy. At Rice, her research focuses on the digital circulation of environmental media between Chinese and American social media networks. Dr. Kokas is also currently revising a book manuscript that examines the international industrial cultures of production that have emerged as part of the Sino-U.S. media co-production process. Her scholarship has been supported by the Fulbright Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, and the East-West Center. Dr. Kokas has presented original research at the Getty Research Institute, the Shanghai University School of Film and Television, and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for the Asia-Pacific, among other places. She received a BA from the University of Michigan, and a PhD from UCLA.