Anna Greenspan

Assistant Professor


Room 938

Office Phone: +86 (21) 20595072

Anna Greenspan is assistant professor at NYU Shanghai. She holds an MA and PhD from Warwick University (UK) and a BA from the University of Toronto. Greenspan’s research interests are in continental philosophy, cyberculture, and urban Asia. Her books include India and the IT Revolution: Networks of Globalization (Palgrave, 2005) and Shanghai Future: Modernity Remade (Hurst/Oxford University Press, 2014). Greenspan is a cofounder of the Shanghai Studies Society ( and Hacked Matter (

Research Interests

  • Continental philosophy
  • Urban Asia
  • Cyberculture

Courses Taught

  • Global Connections
  • Internship Seminar and Fieldwork
  • Intro to Digital Media: Chinese Cyberculture
  • Special Topics in Digital Humanities: Street Food & Urban Farming


  • PhD, Philosophy
    University of Warwick, 2000
  • MA, Continental Philosophy
    University of Warwick, 1996
  • University of Toronto, 1994