Renyi
Hong
All But Dissertation

Renyi Hong is a Ph.D. Candidate in Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California. Prior to this, he was at the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, where he received his B.A. (first class) and M.A. in Communication Studies. Renyi is primarily interested in labor and its relationships with affect, digital culture and neoliberal capitalism. Using historical, textual, and fieldwork methods, his doctoral research explores the affective dimensions of working life, especially the ways in which the passionate engagement with work is made a part of the good life fantasy, and how these sentiments form a moral language for the contemporary changes to work culture and its practices. Renyi has been awarded the first prize for an essay published by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. His works have also appeared in New Media & SocietyEuropean Journal of Cultural Studies and the International Journal of Communication, among others.