Anna Greenspan

Assistant Director for the Interactive Media Arts Program, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Global Media, NYU Shanghai; Global Network Assistant Professor, NYU
Anna Greenspan
Assistant Director for the Interactive Media Arts Program, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Global Media, NYU Shanghai; Global Network Assistant Professor, NYU
Email
ag158@nyu.edu
Room
1237_A
Office Phone
+86 (21) 20595072

Anna Greenspan is Assistant Director for the Interactive Media Arts Program, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Global Media, at NYU Shanghai and is a Global Network Assistant Professor at 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 current research interests include critical cartography, street markets and the informal economy, wireless media, Chinese modernity and the philosophy of technology. Anna was the cofounder of the Shanghai Studies Society and helps run a digital humanities project on street food. Anna is also a founding member of the research hub Hacked Matter, which is dedicated to investigating the process of technological innovation in China.  She is currently working on a project on modern Chinese philosophy and the wireless wave. Anna’s latest book Shanghai Future: Modernity Remade was published by Oxford University Press in 2014. She maintains a personal website at www.annagreenspan.com.

Research Interests

  • Continental philosophy
  • Urban Asia
  • Cyberculture

 

Courses Taught

  • Special Topics in Digital Humanities: Street Food in the 21st Century City

  • Philosophy of Technology

  • Seminar in Contemporary Media Theory

  • IMA Capstone Studio

 

Education

  • PhD, Philosophy
    University of Warwick, 2000
  • MA, Continental Philosophy
    University of Warwick, 1996
  • University of Toronto, 1994