Research

Empirical Emphases
algorithmic and computing cultures, digital technologies, media use, political discourse and identity, taste and cultural preferences, censorship, globalization, post-reform China

Research Projects
(1) My first major project examines Internet use and political change in China from a variety of aspects ranging from mapping public opinion using digital trace data to tracing personal trajectories based on oral history material. It has yielded article publications in journals such as Media, Culture & Society, International Journal of Communication, and IEEE Annals of the History of Computing.

(2) I am currently co-leading a large collaborative project that consists of a series of studies analyzing web use trace data as networks of shared traffic. Providing new angles and evidence, our approach is able to intervene in conversations surrounding a number of heated topics. Studies of this project have been published in New Media & Society, The Information Society, and Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.