Jamie Wong

Jamie Wong is a PhD candidate in the History, Anthropology, Science, Technology, and Society (HASTS) program and a Language and Technology Lab graduate fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). As a political and economic anthropologist, she uses ethnographic and internet-based research methods to study how emerging global systems of technology and finance affect development and governance in contemporary Chinese society. Her dissertation analyzes an emergent synergy between the Chinese government’s leveraging of the nation’s vast scale as a policy resource and venture capital (VC) investors’ ‘moonshot’ approach to business. She also studies the implications of China’s internet culture and digital economy for governance and civil discourse.