Anna Greenspan

Anna Greenspan
Associate Professor of Contemporary Global Media, NYU Shanghai; Global Network Associate Professor, NYU
Office Phone
+86 (21) 20595072

Anna Greenspan is an Associate Professor of Contemporary Global Media at NYU Shanghai and a Global Network Associate Professor at NYU. Her research focuses on urban futures and emerging media. Anna was the co-founder of the Shanghai Studies Society as well as the research hub Hacked Matter. She also ran a digital humanities project, Moveable Feasts, that maps Shanghai’s street food. Her latest book is China and the Wireless Undertow: Media as Wave Philosophy, University of Edinburgh Press, 2023. Anna 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).  She maintains a personal website at


  • PhD, Philosophy
    University of Warwick
  • MA, Continental Philosophy
    University of Warwick

Research Interests

  • Philosophy
  • Urban Futures
  • Emerging Media

Courses Taught

  • What is New Media
  • The Cultivated City
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Capstone Studio - Interactive Media Arts
  • Street Life & Street Food in the 21st Century City
  • Chinese Cyberculture
  • Shanghai: Global Connections
  • Internship Seminar and Fieldwork