Laurence Coderre is Associate Professor of East Asian Studies at New York University. She received her PhD in Chinese from UC Berkeley in 2015 after which she held a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Michigan. Coderre’s work focuses on Chinese socialist and postsocialist cultural production. Newborn Socialist Things: Materiality in Maoist China (Duke, 2021), her monograph examining the material culture of the Cultural Revolution, received an honorable mention for the 2022 MLA First Book Prize. Her research has also appeared in Comparative Studies of Society and History, Journal of Material Culture, Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, and Journal of Chinese Cinemas, as well as numerous edited volumes. She is currently embarking on a new project on theory and the everyday in the late Mao era.