Aynne Kokas

Aynne Kokas is an assistant professor of media studies at the University of Virginia. Kokas’ work focuses on the intersections between Chinese and US media and technology industries. Her book, Hollywood Made in China (University of California Press 2017), examines the cultural, political and economic implications of US media investment in China as it becomes the world’s largest film market. Hollywood Made in China has been profiled or cited publications in seven languages and forty-two countries. Kokas’ current project Border Control on the Digital Frontier: China, the United States, and the Global Battle for Data Security examines how Chinese cybersecurity policies are establishing new global standards for the movement of data, aided by the support of US capital markets, the buy-in of US companies, and the neglect of US policymakers. Border Control on the Digital Frontier has received support from the National Committee on US-China Relations, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars.