Xin Peng is a Ph.D. candidate in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle, and the current Managing Editor of Feminist Media Histories: An International Journal. Her dissertation examines the ways in which racial and orientalist thinking informed the development of media technologies in the interwar period of American cinema. Her essay, “Anna May Wong and Sessue Hayakawa: Racial Performance, Ornamentalism, and Yellow Voice(s) in Daughter of the Dragon (1931),” won the 2020 Transnational Cinemas Scholarly Interest Group Graduate Essay Award at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and is forthcoming in Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies. 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 works can be seen in the Women Film Pioneers Project and New Review of Film and Television Studies.
- 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