Zhan Li

Zhan Li is a Ph.D. Candidate in Organizational Communication at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, where he specializes in exploring the potential intersections of transmedia storytelling and foresight scenarios, especially through the prism of network, narrative, and sensemaking theories as well as hands-on practice. At Annenberg, Zhan is co-founder and manager of the USC Scenario Lab, works on projects expanding transmedia beyond storytelling for the Annenberg Innovation Lab, and is developing civic futures projects for Prof. Henry Jenkins' Civic Paths initiative. Zhan also holds a S.M. in Comparative Media Studies from MIT (where he specialized in video games research) as well as a B.A. in Social & Political Sciences and an M.Phil. in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. Zhan's industry experience includes working as a global media & entertainment analyst for HSBC.