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Prof. Ran WEI
Professor of School of Journalism and Communication

Ran Wei is a Professor at the School of Journalism and Communication, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Communication, University of South Carolina, USA and Changjiang Chair Professor awarded by the Ministry of Education, PRC. His research interests include media effects, perception and cognitive bias, communication technology and mobile communication for civic engagement. His current research includes cognitive bias of media messages and participation, 5G and Convergent media, young people and personal digital media, accessing news from the mobile phone: motivations, use and consequences, trends in experiential media, virtual reality, perceived realism and social presence.

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Prof. Francis L.F. LEE
Director / Professor of School of Journalism and Communication

Francis Lap Fung Lee is Director and Professor of School of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He works mainly in the areas of journalism studies, political communication, and media and social movements. His publications include Media, Social Mobilization, and Mass Protests in Post-colonial Hong Kong (with Joseph M. Chan, Routledge, 2011), Communication, Public Opinion and Globalization in Urban China (with Chin-chuan Lee et al., Routledge, 2013) and Talk Radio, the Mainstream Press and Public Opinion in Hong Kong (Hong Kong University Press, 2014). He is also currently associate editor at the Chinese Journal of Communication and Mass Communication & Society.

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Prof. Joseph M. CHAN
Emeritus Professor of Journalism and Communication
Joseph Man Chan is Emeritus Professor of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.  His research interest lies in the intersection of international communication, political communication and journalism studies. His current projects relate to communication and social movements as well as collective memory.  He has published numerous articles in books and international journals such as JOC, CR, JMCQ, MC&S, IJPOR, NM&S, China Quarterly, etc. He was elected as ICA Fellow in 2014. He served as a Changjiang Chair Professor at Fudan University and the founding chief editor of Communication & Society.
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Prof. Christine Y.H. HUANG
Emeritus Professor of School of Journalism and Communication

Christine Yi Hui Huang is Emeritus Professor of the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of Maryland, USA. Dr. Huang’s research interests include public relations management, crisis communication, conflict and negotiation, and cross-cultural communications and relationship. Her research awards include the Best Article Award in Public Relations Scholarship awarded by the National Communication Association, USA, the Distinguished Research Award given by the National Science Council, R.O.C, Top paper award given by the International Communication Association, and the Exemplary Teaching Award awarded by Faculty of Social Science, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has served in the editorial board for Journal of Communication, Communication Theory, Public Relations Review, Journal of Public Relations Research, Asian Journal of Communication, Communication Studies, Journal of Business Ethics, and International Journal of Strategic Communication.

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Prof. Anthony Y.H. FUNG
Professor of School of Journalism and Communication

Anthony Ying Him Fung is Professor of the School of Journalism and Communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He obtained his Ph.D. at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at University of Minnesota. He is also a Pearl River Chair Professor at Jinan University at Guangzhou, China. His research interests and teaching focus on popular culture and cultural studies, popular music, gender and youth identity, cultural industries and policy, and new media studies. He published widely in international journals, and authored and edited more than ten Chinese and English books.

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Prof. Sora KIM
Professor of School of Journalism and Communication

Sora Kim is Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She earned her Ph.D. degree from the University of Tennessee. Her research interests include corporate social responsibility communication, corporate communication and crisis communication management. Her work has been published at Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of Public Relations Research, Journal of Advertising, Journal of Business Ethics, Public Relations Review, and other international communication related journals. She has won six top faculty research paper awards from ICA and AEJMC and was awarded a Page Legacy Scholar Grant in 2013.

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Prof. Clement Y.K. SO
Professor of School of Journalism and Communication

Clement York Kee So teaches at the School of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He graduated with a bachelor degree in sociology and a master degree in communication from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a Ph.D. degree from the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, USA. His previous full-time media experience includes: Deputy editor-in-chief of Vancouver’s Ming Pao Daily News, reporter of World Journal, and marketing researcher of HK-TVB. His major teaching and research expertise is in the areas of Hong Kong press, news sociology, citation analysis, and development of the field of communication.

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Prof. Michael C.M. CHAN
Associate Professor of School of Journalism and Communication

Michael Che Ming Chan is an Associate Professor at the School of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research examines the cross-cultural and intergroup aspects of communication at the individual and national level, with particular focus in new media, social media, mobile media, political communication, and international communication. His comparative works include examining the discursive production of national identities by the Chinese and Japanese press and cross-cultural comparisons of American and Hong Kong Facebook users and influence on political attitudes. His works has appeared in journals such as Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, New Media and Society, Discourse & Communication, and Cyberpsychology, Behavior & Social Networking, among others.

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Prof. Hsuan-ting CHEN
Associate Professor of School of Journalism and Communication

Hsuan-Ting Chen (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin) is an Associate Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include new media technologies, media effects, and media psychology. Her recent projects focus on the effects of digital/social media on citizen competence and the development of democratic society. Her research has appeared or is forthcoming in Computers in Human Behavior, Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, International Journal of Advertising, Asian Journal of Communication, and International Journal of Strategic Communication.

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Prof. Donna S.C. CHU
Associate Professor of School of Journalism and Communication

Donna Shun Chi Chu interested in research about gender, youth and media literacy. In the past few years, She has conducted research that probed into both the changing gender representation and debates in Hong Kong, and the many emerging issues revolving around new media and youth. These in turn will benefit the implementation of media education projects. In the summer of 2012, she has designed and launched a brand new media education initiative. Called MarsMedia, the project has managed to call for awareness for media literacy in Hong Kong.

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Prof. Annisa C.H. LEE LAI
Associate Professor of School of Journalism and Communication

Annisa Lee Lai Chun Hing’s research interests are in communication and promotion of products, services, places and good causes and these would include advertising, health communication, place branding and social marketing. She has conducted research on a brand Hong Kong project with the C-Centre and a few projects on Health Communication and Social Marketing with the School of Public Health:

1. A randomized controlled trial internet-based interventions for condom use promotion targeting men who have sex with men in Hong Kong
2. Develop drinking advice to strengthen the risk communication on alcohol-related harm
3. “Let’s Eat Well” Project – a social marketing program to address issues of food avoidance problems among cancer patients
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Prof. Kaman K.M. LEE
Associate Professor of School of Journalism and Communication

Kaman Lee is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her expertise lies in corporate communication, corporate social responsibility and sustainability, corporate branding and reputation management and green marketing. Her publications appear in various international top journals. In 2011 and 2012, she received the Faculty of Social Science Exemplary Teaching Award (CUHK) and the Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award (CUHK) 2012 respectively.

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Prof. Saskia WITTEBORN
Associate Professor of School of Journalism and Communication

Saskia Witteborn is Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication and Head of Division of Communication where she also directs the M.A. in Global Communication. She specializes in transnational migration/mobility and communication. Specifically, she is interested in the intersections between embodied and virtual practice and how migrants engage in cultural and political grouping and advocacy. New technologies and forced migration is another important research area. Saskia has worked with and on forced migrants over the past 10 years in North America, Europe, and Hong Kong and is interested in how virtual practice enables the people to connect and mobilize across borders and boundaries.Methodologically, Saskia is a qualitative researcher who is passionate about fieldwork and the ways in which people understand local communicative practice in the context of migration and mobility. As Research Associate with the University of Washington Center for Local Strategy Research, Saskia is very interested in comparative research.

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Prof. Sam CHAN
Assistant Professor of School of Journalism and Communication

Sam Chan is interested in the interplay between digital media, gender, and culture. His current research examines the emergence of the dating app culture in the United States and China, looking at the ways in which dating apps have become a new arena for gender and queer politics, as well as the behaviors and psychology of dating app use. He is an advocate for interdisciplinary, mixed-methods communication research. His research has been published in leading international journals such as New Media & Society, Information, Communication & Society, and International Journal of Communication. Before he began his academic career, he was an advertising creative, serving clients such as Red Bull and Citibank.

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Prof. Oliver N.K. CHAN
Assistant Professor of School of Journalism and Communication

Oliver Ngai Keung Chan is an Assistant Professor at the School of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include critical data studies, the gig economy, platform governance, and digital labor. His work has appeared in such journals as Information, Communication & Society, New Media & Society, Communication, Culture & Critique, and Surveillance & Society.

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Prof. Kecheng FANG
Assistant Professor of School of Journalism and Communication

Kecheng Fang is an Assistant Professor at the School of Journalism and Communication, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include digital media, journalism, and political communication, mainly in the Chinese context. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining academia, he worked as a political journalist at the Chinese newspaper Southern Weekly. His work has appeared in New Media & Society, Information, Communication & Society, China Quarterly, Journal of Contemporary China, among others.

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Prof. Rolien HOYNG
Assistant Professor of School of Journalism and Communication

Rolien Hoyng is an Assistant Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include Digital Infrastructure and Culture, Politics of Data, Media, Political Ecology and Waste, Media, Publics and Dissent, Technology, Globalization and Nonwestern Cities as well as Cultural Theory. Dr. Hoyng’s work has appeared in International Journal of Communication, Television and New Media, International Journal of Cultural Studies and Telematics and Informatics.

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Prof. Hai LIANG
Assistant Professor of School of Journalism and Communication

Hai Liang is an Assistant Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include Computational Social Science, Social Media Analytics, Political Communication and Public Health. Dr. Liang’s work has appeared in the Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Human Communication Research, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, New Media & Society, among others, as well as numerous conference proceedings.

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Prof. Jinping WANG
Assistant Professor of School of Journalism and Communication

Jinping Wang (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University) is an Assistant Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her research lies at the intersection of psychological effects of new media and strategic communication, focusing on how affordances of media technologies shape communication behaviors and communication effectiveness. Her research has appeared in Computers in Human Behavior, Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, Health Communication, and Proceedings of CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

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