Welcome to my personal site!
I am a post-doc researcher at Oxford Internet Institute (OII), University of Oxford. Prior to joining in OII as a post-doc, I had my PhD at University of Oxford (2015-2019, Communication, Information, and Social Science), Master’s at University of Oxford (2014-2015, Social Science of the Internet), and BA at Tsinghua University (2010-2014, Communication Science; 2011-2014, English Literature).
my PhD thesis focuses on the influence of the emerging ICTs on everyday information practices in rural and urban China, employing a mixed-methods approach that combines big data research and ethnographic study into the study of human information practices. In my 15-month fieldwork in a village and a factory in Central China, I explored the adoption and domestication of ICTs in developing areas and studied how the Internet has influenced information-seeking in everyday life.
My current project studies the influence of digital media in people’s everyday information diet, under the background of the rise of populism in the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. I am using a combination of computational social science approaches and survey methods to study the link between digital media consumption and the support for populist parties.
I am passionate about the social impact of technologies in everyday life and global comparative study of information and communication technologies and media systems. Born and grown up in rural China, I aim to use my research skills to assist policy designs and technology development to improve the quality of life in marginalised communities.
In my non-academic life, I am a kick-boxer 🥊, a yoga/pilates lover 🧘♀️, and a big fan of Magic realism novels and sci-fi movies🤖