Xin Peng is a Ph.D. candidate in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle. Her dissertation examines the ways in which racial and orientalist thinking informed the development and conception of media technologies in the interwar period of American cinema. She is the winner of the 2020 Transnational Cinemas Scholarly Interest Group Graduate Essay Award at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and the 2021 Nancy C.M. Hartsock Prize for Best Graduate Paper in Feminist Theory. She is the 2021-22 graduate research fellow of the Society of Scholars at the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, and recipient of Elizabeth Kerr Macfarlane Endowed Scholarship and Joff Hanauer for Excellence in Western Civilization Graduate Fellowship in 2020-21. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Screen, Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies, the Women Film Pioneers Project, and New Review of Film and Television Studies.
- Xin Peng, "Colour-as-Hue and Colour-as-Race: Early Technicolor, Ornamentalism and The Toll of the Sea," Screen Vol. 62, No. 3 (2021): 287-308.
- Precarious Mobilities Feminist Media Histories Vol. 7 No. 3, Summer 2021
- Affect Feminist Media Histories Vol. 7 No. 2, Spring 2021
- Urgent Media and Emergent Art Feminist Media Histories Vol. 7 No. 1, Winter 2021
- Peng, Xin. "Yan Shanshan." In Jane Gaines, Radha Vatsal, and Monica Dall’Asta, eds. Women Film Pioneers Project. New York, NY: Columbia University Libraries, 2020. <https://doi.org/10.7916/d8-sb7c-ww77>
- Ellen C. Scott and Shelleen Greene (guest eds.) Embodiment II: Habitation Feminist Media Histories Vol. 6 No. 4, Fall 2020
- Ellen Chang and Xin Peng Awarded Funding for Simpson Center's Graduate Research Cluster - June 25, 2020
- Xin Peng awarded the Macfarlane Scholarship - May 18, 2020
- Xin Peng's essay wins Graduate Essay Award - March 5, 2020
- Xin Peng's essay on Yan Shanshan now available on Women Film Pioneer Project - February 12, 2020