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Yan Su

Assistant Professor

Peking University

北京大学助理教授 苏岩

Biography

I am a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the School of Journalism & Communication at Peking University, China. My research orbits the application of media effects theories in the digital context, emerging media and democracy, and computational social science. Recently, I have been focusing on the relationships between social media messages and health perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors, as well as the network and intermedia agenda setting effects across legacy and social media. As of 2022, I have won many awards for my research and teaching, including six Top Paper Awards from AEJMC, among others. At Peking University, I serve as the vice director of the Master’s Program of Health Communication. I also teach various classes at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including New Media Sociology, Media Ethics and Law courses, and Special Topics in Emerging Communication Technology. Apart from research and teaching, I am also committed to a series of scholarly services.

Interests

  • Network Agenda-Setting Model
  • Intermedia Agenda-Setting
  • Misinformation
  • Computational Social Science

Education

  • PhD in Communication, 2021

    Washington State University

  • MA in Emerging Media and Communication, 2016

    University of Texas, Dallas

  • BA in Journalism, 2014

    Xi'an International Studies University

Research

Misinformation and Misperceptions

Misinformation, fake news, disinformation, and various conspiracy theories peak online during presidential election years, health and …

NAS Model & Intermedia Agenda Setting

(Note: figure from Vargo, Guo, McCombs, & Shaw, 2016[joc]) I am interested in addressing the queries as to whether the traditional …

Science Communication

My research also orbits the public understanding of science and social implications of new technologies. My recent studies in science …

Media Spotlight

Media Coverage of My Research

My studies have attracted media attention worldwide. Below are selected reports on my recent research from media outlets in the United …

Contact

  • P.O. Box 642530 Jackson Hall 366, Murrow College of Communication, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 99163, United States
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