ABOUT ME

I'm a Post-doctoral Research Scientist at the Institute for Data, Democracy & Politics at the George Washington University. My areas of expertise include right-wing media in the U.S. including Fox News, Breitbart, and Daily Caller, online 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 current research agendas involve tracking and evaluating the impact of online disinformation in the 2020 U.S. presidential election and developing a machine learning algorithm that tracks how information flows across online media networks. I'm also working on a book manuscript about Donald Trump and right-wing media in the U.S.

 

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, materials and syllabi, please see the teaching page.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Right-wing Media

Disinformation

Digital Media

Social Media

Communication Networks

Social Movements

EDUCATION

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

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