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Feng-Mei Heberer studied film and comparative literature in Germany, France, and China before receiving her Ph.D. in Critical Studies from the University of Southern California.

Feng-Mei Heberer studied film and comparative literature in Germany, France, and China before receiving her Ph.D. in Critical Studies from the University of Southern California. Her research explores Asian and Asian diasporic media cultures, in particular how they partake in and represent contemporary conditions of globalization.

At MIT, Feng-Mei will be working on her book manuscript on Asian diasporic video from parts of North America, Western Europe, and East Asia, and how these visual works stage new forms of minoritarian belonging. She will further delve into a new project on the representation of Asian labor in new media industries, analyzing what “Asia” means in a transnational circuit of labor that unequally exploits people and resources for the making of digital devices and online services today.