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.

Latest publication:

(with Lance Bennett) 2021. Interactive Propaganda: How Fox News and Donald Trump co-produced false narratives about the Covid-19 crisis.


Right-wing Media


Digital Media

Social Media

Communication Networks

Social Movements


2013 - 2020

University of Washington

PhD in Communication

2011 - 2013

Tsinghua University

MA in Communication and Journalism

2007 - 2011

Nanjing Normal University

BA in English