PhD Candidate, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Yizhou (Joe) XU is a PhD candidate in Media & Cultural Studies at UW–Madison's Department of Communication Arts. His research interest deals with the mobile tech industry in China, particularly at the intersections of platforms, labor, and state policy. Prior to the UW–Madison, he was a documentarian and broadcast journalist based in Beijing working for news agencies including CBS News, NPR, and Swiss TV. He has published in journals such as Social Media + Society, Journal of Cultural Economy, and Communication and the Public.