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Wenhong Chen, Ph.D.

Moody College of Communciation

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Dr. Wenhong Chen is an assistant professor in the Department of Radio-TV-Film and (by courtesy) the Department of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Toronto and was a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at Duke University. Her research has focused on digital media technologies in multiethnic, entrepreneurial, and civic settings, supported by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, the Ford Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Foundation of Science and Technology of Portugal, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Advanced Micro Devices, Bell Canada, and the City of Austin. Dr. Chen has published in top-ranked journals in the fields of communication and media studies, management, and sociology. She received the William F. Ogburn Mid-Career Achievement Award, which “recognizes a sustained body of research that has provided an outstanding contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the area of sociology of communication, media, and/or information technology.” Dr. Chen’s research has also received awards from the Academy of Management, International Communication Association, and International Association of Chinese Management Research. Dr. Chen is the lead editor of the book Networked China: Global Dynamics of Digital Media and Civic Engagement (with Stephen Reese, Routledge 2015).

Research Areas:

Privacy , Social network analysis , Digital inclusion