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 is forthcoming in 2017 from the University of California Press. Kokas has been a consultant for Warner Bros. Entertainment group, in addition to a range of other Fortune 500 technology and manufacturing companies. Kokas’ research has been funded by the Fulbright Program, the Chinese Ministry of Education, the Social Science Research Council and the United Nations Institute of Advanced Studies. She has been a visiting fellow at the Shanghai Institute of International Studies and a visiting professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and is a non-resident scholar in Chinese media at the Baker Institute of Public Policy at Rice University. Kokas received a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from UCLA. She is fluent in Mandarin and began her career in Chinese media by studying directing at Beijing Film Academy.