Zenia Kish

by JCE June 3, 2020

Zenia Kish is an Assistant Professor of Communication and Digital Media Studies at Ontario Tech University, Canada. She received a PhD in American Studies from New York University, and is a former postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. Her work emerges at the intersection of critical finance studies, digital media studies, and transnational American studies with a focus on ethical finance cultures and the datafication of food and agriculture. Her work examining race, finance, and development has been published in journals including American Quarterly, Cultural Studies, Environment and Planning A, Journal of Cultural Economy, and elsewhere. She is currently working on a book that explores the transformation of U.S. philanthropy through emergent media practices that rearticulate identity, inequality, and international development through financial logics. She co-edited the anthology Instagram and Food (University of Illinois Press, 2022), one of the first book-length explorations of Instagram’s role in platform capitalism. The book won the Association for Food and Society 2023 Best Edited Volume award. She is also a member of the NSF-funded Agri-Food Technology Research Project (AFTeR), based at UC Santa Cruz, and a board member of the Journal of Environmental Media and Communication and Race.