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 and the formation of cinematic aesthetics in the interwar period of American cinema. She is the winner of the 2020 Transnational Cinemas Scholarly Interest Group Graduate Essay Award at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and the 2021 Nancy C.M. Hartsock Prize for Best Graduate Paper in Feminist Theory. 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 work appears or is forthcoming in Screen, Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies, the Women Film Pioneers Project, and New Review of Film and Television Studies.