Before joining the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (EALL) as a lecturer, Tian Li held the position of Postdoctoral Associate at the Council on East Asian Studies and also served as a Lecturer of EALL at Yale University. She was a Korea Foundation-Korea Institute postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at Harvard University, as well as a Lecturer at Stanford University, where she taught Asian Screen Cultures. She is the recipients of Korea Foundation Dissertation and Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, as well as ACLS Yvette and William Kirby Centennial Award in Chinese studies. She received her Ph.D. in East Asian Studies from the University of California, Irvine. She also engaged in academic translations, such as China Learns from Soviet Union,1949-1956 and Voices of the Korean Comfort Women: History Rewritten from Memories. She specializes in Korean and Chinese film, media, and popular culture. Her academic writings appear in such journals as Telos, China Perspectives, The Journal of Asian Studies, and Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies. She is currently preparing two book projects: Screen Capitalism: Global Korean Screen Culture in Postsocialist China and (tentatively titled) Media-ted Justice, Law and Ethics in East Asian Screen Culture.