Hi. I’m Li.

I’m a National Endowment for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hagley Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society, where I am researching promotional culture and emerging technology. In 2018, I received my PhD in Communication Studies from McGill University, where my dissertation on live performance in the tech industry was supported by the American Association of University Women.

You can find my recent publications in Feminist Media Studies (a study of “booth babes” at tech tradeshows), Communication, Culture & Critique (research of Twitter, videogames, and Shakespeare), and Women & Performance (a study of popular feminism and household technology in the twentieth century). If you would like copies of any of these, and don’t have access to these journals, please email me!

My public commentary and criticism is available at the California Review of Images and Mark Zuckerberg, Antenna, and Flow. You may also access my digital archive of a beloved but defunct other project.