Aynne Kokas

Aynne Kokas is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at the University of Virginia as well as the Baker Institute non-resident scholar in Chinese Media at Rice University. Kokas is currently revising a book manuscript on Sino-U.S. media collaboration entitled "Shot in Shanghai: The Rise of Sino-US Media,” an earlier draft of which won the International Communication Association Award for Best Dissertation in Global Media and Social Change. Her research broadly focuses on Sino-US relations in the media and technology industries. In addition to entertainment media, Kokas is interested in the impact of media and technology companies on Sino-US trade and cybersecurity debates.


“Freedom Edition”: Considering Sony Pictures and ‘The Interview’

Introduction Josh Braun Assistant Professor of Film, Video, and Interactive Media, Quinnipiac University The panelists in this dialogue are among the best qualified I can imagine to discuss the recent security breach at Sony Pictures Entertainment and the ensuing cultural moment surrounding The Interview. Hugh Gusterson is an anthropologist who has spent several decades studying […]

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