Professor Neves' research centers on global emergent media, with a particular focus on television and digital media; Chinese/Asian screen cultures; postcolonial theory, cultural theory, and political theory; media anthropology; urbanism.

His work has appeared in Social Text, Discourse, Film Quarterly, Sarai, Cinema Journal, and the Media Fields Journal, among others. He is currently editing a collection (with Bhaskar Sarkar) examining Asian Video Cultures: in the Penumbra of the Global for Duke University Press, and completing a book manuscript exploring the role of media technologies in shaping urbanism, development, and political society in Olympic era China.

He previously taught in the Department of Modern Culture & Media at Brown University, and was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto.