I am an Assistant Professor of Media in the Division of Social Sciences at Duke Kunshan University. My research and teaching explore how new communication technologies construct social and political changes, and how social and political powers shape and regulate the design and operation of such technologies.

My research has received recognition and support from British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), Volkswagen Foundation, International Communication Association, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, International Institute Student Fellowships, and Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies (WCED).

My studies have appeared in Policy & Internet, Social Media + Society, Communication Research, Journal of Communication, among other peer reviewed journals.

I received Ph.D.ย in Communication from University of Michigan. I also hold a M.Sc. in Political Communication from University of Glasgow and a B.A. in Public Administration from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Prior to academia, I was a journalist in China.

My CV is available here