Jun Liu

Jun Liu

Associate Professor

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    My research stands at the intersection of communication, technology, politics, and society with particular attention to the social, cultural, and political implications of digital communication. Drawing upon theories from communication, sociology, and political science, my research focuses on how digital technology interacts with socio-cultural forms and settings and generates new power dynamics in politics in specific cultural and institutional contexts such as authoritarian regimes like China.
     
     
    Selected Awards:
    • Top Papers in Mobile Communication Mobile Communication Interest Group, The International Communication Association, 2019
    • Best Dissertation Award, The Information Technology and Politics Section of American Political Science Association, 2014
    • Best Paper Award, The 2014 International Communication Association Mobile Preconference, 2014

    Research managements: 

    Co-PI, Research group “Media and Communications in Transition Societies,” the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, the University of Copenhagen.

    Primary fields of research

    • Information and communication technologies
    • Political communication
    • Political sociology
    • Chinese politics
    • Research methodology
    • Collective action

    Current research

    • Communication and contention in the digital age, with a synthetic, communication-centered framework
    • Mundane, everyday politics that looks beyond contentious moments
    • Visual communication and contention that explores images as a kind of "hidden transcript" in authoritarian regimes

    Fields of interest

    • Political Communication
    • Political Sociology
    • Social Theory
    • Qualitative and Quantitative Methodologies
    • Comparative Study
    • Sociology of China

    Teaching

    • Communication and IT
    • Digital media
    • Media sociology
    • China politics & media system

    Selected publications

    1. Published

      Shifting Dynamics of Contention in the Digital Age: Mobile Communication and Politics in China

      Liu, Jun, 2020, Oxford University Press. (Studies in Mobile Communication).

      Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

    2. Accepted/In press

      More Than Plain Text: Censorship Deletion in The Chinese Social Media

      Liu, Jun & Zhao, J., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    3. Published

      Information and Communication Technologies as Contentious Repertoire

      Liu, Jun, 2020, In : European Journal of Sociology. 61, 1, p. 1-31

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    4. Published

      From ‘Moments of Madness’ to ‘the Politics of Mundanity’: Researching Digital Media and Contentious Collective Actions in China

      Liu, Jun, 2017, In : Social Movement Studies. 16, 4, p. 418-432 15 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    5. In preparation

      Comparative Media Studies in the Digital Age: Taking stock, looking ahead

      Liu, Jun (ed.), Jensen, Klaus Bruhn (ed.) & Liu, X. (ed.), 2020, (In preparation) In : International Journal of Communication.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    6. Accepted/In press

      Multimodal Connectedness and Communication Patterns: A comparative study across Europe, the U.S., and China

      Zhou, B., Su, Chris Chao & Liu, Jun, 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : New Media & Society.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    7. Published

      Digital Media, Cycle of Contention, and Sustainability of Environmental Activism: The case of anti-PX protests in China

      Liu, Jun, 2016, In : Mass Communication and Society. 19, 5, p. 604-625 22 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    8. Published

      Mobile phones, social ties, and collective action mobilization in China

      Liu, Jun, 2017, In : Acta Sociologica. 60, 3, p. 213–227 15 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    9. Published

      Communicating Beyond Information: Mobile phones and mobilization to offline protests in China

      Liu, Jun, Sep 2015, In : Television & New Media. 16, 6, p. 503– 520 18 p., 1.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    10. Published

      Social Media and Collective Remembrance: The debate over China’s Great Famine on weibo

      Zhao, H. & Liu, Jun, 2015, In : China Perspectives. 1, p. 41-48 8 p.

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    11. Published

      北欧电影研究: 学术史述与当下观照

      Liu, Jun, 2017, In : 当代电影 (Contemporary Cinema). 250, 1, p. 90-94

      Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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