Dr Pu Yan is a researcher at Oxford Internet Institute. Her research interests include online information behaviour, digital divides, and the use of digital media in everyday life. She is currently working on the project “What Do ‘the People’ Want? “, which combines traditional social science approaches and computational social science methods to understand the use of digital media and the rise of populism in six countries. Before joining the Oxford Internet Institute, she obtained an undergraduate degree (Honour) in Journalism and Communication from Tsinghua University in 2014, and a master’s degree (Distinction) in Social Science of the Internet from Oxford Internet Institute in 2015.
Information seeking practices; digital media; computational social science; Chinese Internet; digital divides