I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Communication and a data/statistics consultant at the Center of Social Science for Computation and Research at the University of Washington.


I study right-wing media, digital media, communication networks, social movements, and political communication. My research has been published on Journal of Communication, Information Communication & Society, International Journal of Communication, Asian Journal of Communication, and among others.


In my dissertation project “The Political Logic of Radical Right Media Sphere in the U.S.”, I explore questions such as: what kind of organizations are Fox News and Breitbart given that they deliberately promote falsehood for political purposes? Are they still news enterprises? How do various radical right media sites mobilize and organize to work towards similar political goals at strategic moments? What mechanisms are involved in connecting those different radical right media sites into coherent networked political organizations?


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.


Right-wing Media


Digital Media

Social Media

Communication Networks

Social Movements


2013 - 

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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