(Fall 2014 Cohort)
M.A., Iowa State University
Specialization: Computer-Mediated Communication, Popular Culture
As an international student, and a member of an ethnic minority group in my home country of China, my unique cultural experiences have engendered in me a passion to explore the deeper cultural meanings underlying our world. After earning my bachelor in Journalism at Beijing Language and Culture University and my master in Journalism and Mass Communication at Iowa State University, I decided to further my study in media and public culture.
Specifically, my interest centers on popular culture and fandom study within the computer-mediated communication. Meanwhile, I am also interested in how the Internet may be constituted as an open forum to discuss social issues and how to help socially disadvantaged people to speak out and agitate for social justice and welfare.