Xin Peng is a doctoral candidate in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. She works on racial performance, Orientalism, and transnational film production and distribution in the interwar American cinema. Her current scholarly obsessions include Anna May Wong, H.S. "Newsreel" Wong, Spinozism, and Betty Boop. She has published review in New Review of Film and Television Studies and served as assistant editor for the Journal of Chinese cinemas from 2017-18. Xin is also a persistent yoga practitioner, occasional fat book reader/TV series binge-watcher, and coffee snob.