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Jingsi C. Wu

Assistant Professor of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations


Degrees

PHD, 2012, SUNY Univ Cntr Albany; MA, 2008, SUNY Univ Cntr Albany; BA, 2005, Zhejiang University


Bio

Dr. Wu received her PhD from the joint program of Sociology and Communication at SUNY Albany, and her research focuses on the crossroads of popular culture, politics, new media, and civic engagement. Her dissertation—“Entertainment and the Public Sphere: The Convergence of Popular Culture and Politics in China’s Public Sphere and Cyberspace”—won the University Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award in any field in the College of Arts and Science at SUNY Albany.  

She uses a variety of perspectives and research approaches from media studies, cultural sociology, and political communication to study the convergence of popular culture and politics, how entertainment experiences contribute to civic engagement, how people behave in new media environments (such as massive multi-player online games), and how citizens use social media to connect with others and organize their civic voices.

Interested in both the U.S. media and the mass media in China, where Dr. Wu is from, she is also delving into cross-cultural comparisons.

Dr. Wu has shared her diverse research interests in many conference presentations, peer-reviewed journal publications and book chapters, in addition to her classroom teaching.  She teaches a series of courses in media studies, including media literacy, media technologies and public policy, and mass media in contemporary society.


Teaching Interests

global media, media history, media literacy, media technologies and public policy, popular culture and politics, new media, and mass media in contemporary society<./p>


Research Interests

(Comparative) Media Studies, Cultural Sociology, Cultural Studies, Game Studies, New Technology and Society, Political Communication, Social Media, Television Studies


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
MASS 001 MASS MEDIA: HIST & DEVELOPMENT Undergraduate
MASS 012 MEDIA LITERACY: CRITICISM & AN Undergraduate
MASS 015 THEORIES OF MEDIA Undergraduate
MASS 130 SOCIAL MEDIA, TECH & POLICY Undergraduate
MASS 150 INDEP STUDY/READINGS Undergraduate
MASS 151 INDEP STDY: READINGS IN MASS Undergraduate
MASS 170 INTERNSHIPS Undergraduate
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