Due to COVID-19 safety guidelines, the Department of Gender and Women's Studies main office and building are closed effective 10 Sep, 2020 until further notice. The GWS office can be reached by voicemail at 520-621-7338 or by email at SBS-GWS@email.arizona.edu.

We at the Department of Gender and Women's Studies stand with UA’s Institute for LGBT Studies to “vehemently oppose the continued attack on transgender rights. We stand in solidarity with our trans* family, friends, colleagues, and community and are committed to support movement toward inclusive education in Arizona, which encompasses trans* peoples’ right to participate in sports and athletic teams.”

Hai Ren Ph.D.

About Hai Ren Ph.D.

Hai Ren (任海) is Associate Professor of East Asian Studies and Anthropology at the University of Arizona. He received his BA in History and Archeology from Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, and a Ph.D. in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Washington in Seattle. His current teaching and research interests include comparative media and popular culture studies, digital humanities, aesthetics, critical theory, and political philosophy. He is the author of Neoliberalism and Culture in China and Hong Kong: The Countdown of Time (2010) and The Middle Class in Neoliberal China: Governing Risk, Life-Building, and Themed Spaces (2013). He is the editor of Neo-Liberal Governmentality: Technologies of the Self & Governmental Conduct (a special issue of Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, 2005), and co-editor of New Media Subversion (a special issue of Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures, 2010) and Global Futures in East Asia: Youth, Nation, and the New Economy in Uncertain Times (2013). His current projects include the creation of a multimedia interactive application on the figure of the precariat, funded through a grant by the Confluence Center for Creative Inquiry at the University of Arizona.


Courses Taught

CHN 245 “Chinese Popular Culture”

CHN/ANTH 410A/510A “Ethnic Diversity in China”

CHN/ANTH 410B/510B “The Anthropology of Contemporary China”

CHN 444/544 “Chinese Media & Culture”

EAS 280 “Gender, Sexuality and Asia”

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Contact Information

Hai Ren Ph.D.
Associate Professor, East Asian Studies and Anthropology
Telephone: (520) 626-5062
Fax: (520) 621-1149
Office: Department of East Asian Studies University of Arizona Learning Services Building, Room 102 1512 First St., P. O. Box 210105, Tucson, AZ 85721-0105