I'm a Post-doctoral Research Scientist at the Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics at the George Washington University. My areas of expertise include US right-wing media, misinformation and disinformation, social media, and social movements. My research in those areas has appeared on leading academic journals such as Journal of Communication, Information Communication & Society, International Journal of Communication, and Asian Journal of Communication. My work has been covered by NPR and The Hill.
My current research agendas includes a book project on US right-wing media, two projects on Facebook (mis)information sharing, a series of collaborative projects on QAnon, and a project on Russia's state media RT and Sputnik.
As a communication scholar, I have taught classes in digital media, computational methods, social science research methods, and communication at the University of Washington. For course descriptions, please see the teaching page.
2013 - 2020
University of Washington
PhD in Communication
2011 - 2013
MA in Communication and Journalism
2007 - 2011
Nanjing Normal University
BA in English