Dr Yu Sun

  • Lecturer in Media, Culture & Society (Sociology)

telephone: 01413304541
email: Yu.Sun@glasgow.ac.uk
pronouns: She/her/hers

40 Bute Gardens, Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland, United Kingdom, G12 8RT

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7319-8933

Biography

Before joining the university of glasgow in novemeber 2022, Dr Yu Sun worked as an assistant professor at college of media and international culture at zhejiang university (china). Yu was awared with a doctoral degree in media studies from university of groningen (nl) in 2018. Her PhD thesis was entitled ‘engaging in politics: everyday political talk in online china’, which explored the nature of political talk in chinese online spaces and its potentials to increase public deliberation and civic engagement. 

Her research lies in digital media studies with research experise in political communication and digital governance: chinese digital media, political talk, online deliberation, social media activism, data activism, critical data studies, automation and social governance, and infrastructural publics in the age of datafication. She is specialized in the contemporary debates about the intersection between digital technologies and social transformations with an interest in environmental, gender and public health issues. Her current research focuses on the embeddedness of digital platforms in everyday life as social-technical infrastructures in the global context. 

Research interests

. Digital Media

. Social Media Activism

. Data, Inequality and Resistance

. Platforms, Automation and Governance

. Political Talk and Online Public Sphere

. Digital Citizenship

. Feminist Media Studies

. Envrionmental Communication

 

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2018 | 2016
Number of items: 11.

2023

Sun, Y. and Wright, S. (2023) Relay activism and the flows of contentious publicness on WeChat: a case study of COVID-19 in China. Information, Communication and Society, (Early Online Publication)

2022

Peng, A. Y. and Sun, Y. (2022) A dialectical-relational approach to anti-trans sentiments on Hupu. Discourse, Context and Media, 50, 100654. (doi: 10.1016/j.dcm.2022.100654)

Sun, Y. and Wang, W. Y. (2022) Governing with health code: standardising China's data network systems during COVID‐19. Policy and Internet, 14(3), pp. 673-689. (doi: 10.1002/poi3.292) (PMID:35573035) (PMCID:PMC9088356)

Sun, Y. and Yin, S. (2022) Opening up mediation opportunities by engaging grassroots data: Adaptive and resilient feminist data activism in China. New Media and Society, (doi: 10.1177/14614448221096806) (Early Online Publication)

Sun, Y. , Graham, T. and Broersma, M. (2022) Complaining and sharing personal concerns as political acts: how everyday talk about childcare and parenting on online forums increases public deliberation and civic engagement in China. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 19(2), pp. 214-228. (doi: 10.1080/19331681.2021.1950096)

Sun, Y. and Huang, V. G. (2022) Embedded data activism: the institutionalization of a grassroots environmental data initiative in China. Chinese Journal of Communication, 15(1), pp. 115-137. (doi: 10.1080/17544750.2021.1963997)

2021

Sun, Y. , Graham, T. and Broersma, M. (2021) Informing the government or fostering public debate? How Chinese discussion forums open up spaces for deliberation. Journal of Language and Politics, 20(4), pp. 539-562. (doi: 10.1075/jlp.19104.sun)

Yin, S. and Sun, Y. (2021) Intersectional digital feminism: assessing the participation politics and impact of the MeToo movement in China. Feminist Media Studies, 21(7), pp. 1176-1192. (doi: 10.1080/14680777.2020.1837908)

2020

Sun, Y. and Yan, W. (2020) The power of data from the global south: environmental civic tech and data activism in China. International Journal of Communication, 14, pp. 2144-2162.

2018

Sun, Y. , Graham, T. and Broersma, M. (2018) Environmental talk in the Chinese green public sphere: a comparative analysis of daily green-speak across three Chinese online forums. In: Schwanholz, J., Graham, T. and Stoll, P.-T. (eds.) Managing Democracy in the Digital Age. Springer International Publishing: Cham, Switzerland, pp. 243-263. ISBN 9783319617084 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-61708-4_13)

2016

Wright, S., Graham, T., Sun, Y. , Yang Wang, W., Luo, X. and Carson, A. (2016) Analysing everyday online political talk in China: theoretical and methodological reflections. Communication, Politics and Culture, 49(1), pp. 41-61.

This list was generated on Wed Apr 17 03:18:37 2024 BST.
Number of items: 11.

Articles

Sun, Y. and Wright, S. (2023) Relay activism and the flows of contentious publicness on WeChat: a case study of COVID-19 in China. Information, Communication and Society, (Early Online Publication)

Peng, A. Y. and Sun, Y. (2022) A dialectical-relational approach to anti-trans sentiments on Hupu. Discourse, Context and Media, 50, 100654. (doi: 10.1016/j.dcm.2022.100654)

Sun, Y. and Wang, W. Y. (2022) Governing with health code: standardising China's data network systems during COVID‐19. Policy and Internet, 14(3), pp. 673-689. (doi: 10.1002/poi3.292) (PMID:35573035) (PMCID:PMC9088356)

Sun, Y. and Yin, S. (2022) Opening up mediation opportunities by engaging grassroots data: Adaptive and resilient feminist data activism in China. New Media and Society, (doi: 10.1177/14614448221096806) (Early Online Publication)

Sun, Y. , Graham, T. and Broersma, M. (2022) Complaining and sharing personal concerns as political acts: how everyday talk about childcare and parenting on online forums increases public deliberation and civic engagement in China. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 19(2), pp. 214-228. (doi: 10.1080/19331681.2021.1950096)

Sun, Y. and Huang, V. G. (2022) Embedded data activism: the institutionalization of a grassroots environmental data initiative in China. Chinese Journal of Communication, 15(1), pp. 115-137. (doi: 10.1080/17544750.2021.1963997)

Sun, Y. , Graham, T. and Broersma, M. (2021) Informing the government or fostering public debate? How Chinese discussion forums open up spaces for deliberation. Journal of Language and Politics, 20(4), pp. 539-562. (doi: 10.1075/jlp.19104.sun)

Yin, S. and Sun, Y. (2021) Intersectional digital feminism: assessing the participation politics and impact of the MeToo movement in China. Feminist Media Studies, 21(7), pp. 1176-1192. (doi: 10.1080/14680777.2020.1837908)

Sun, Y. and Yan, W. (2020) The power of data from the global south: environmental civic tech and data activism in China. International Journal of Communication, 14, pp. 2144-2162.

Wright, S., Graham, T., Sun, Y. , Yang Wang, W., Luo, X. and Carson, A. (2016) Analysing everyday online political talk in China: theoretical and methodological reflections. Communication, Politics and Culture, 49(1), pp. 41-61.

Book Sections

Sun, Y. , Graham, T. and Broersma, M. (2018) Environmental talk in the Chinese green public sphere: a comparative analysis of daily green-speak across three Chinese online forums. In: Schwanholz, J., Graham, T. and Stoll, P.-T. (eds.) Managing Democracy in the Digital Age. Springer International Publishing: Cham, Switzerland, pp. 243-263. ISBN 9783319617084 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-61708-4_13)

This list was generated on Wed Apr 17 03:18:37 2024 BST.

Grants

. School of Social and Political Sciences Early Career Researcher Support Fund, 2022-2023

. Chinese National Philosophy and Social Science Project (Principal investigator, 2021-present) 

. Zhejiang (China) Provincial Philosophy and Social Science Planning Project on Digital China (Co-principal investigator, 2021-2024)

. Zhejiang (China) Provincial Philosophy and Social Science Planning Project on the building of digital infrastructure and environmental governance in China (Principal Investigator, 2021-2024) 

. Chinese National Postdoctoral Grant (2019-2020)  

. The Postdoctoral International Exchange Program Fellowship (Zhejiang University, 2018)

. ECREA Travel Grant, 2016                        

Supervision

  • Xu, Zixin
    Opportunities, Challenges, and Implications of Digital Civic Engagement in Public Emergencies in China: A Case Study of Shanghai Lockdown During COVID-19 Pandemic

Teaching

Postgraduate Course

SPS 5057 Media, Culture and Memory