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Dr Pu Yan

Research Associate

Dr Pu Yan

Research Associate


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.


Research Interests

Information seeking practices; digital media; computational social science; Chinese Internet; digital divides

Positions at the OII

  • Research Associate, October 2019 -
  • DPhil Student, October 2019 - July 2019
  • MSc Student, October 2014 - September 2015


Integrity Statement

I conduct my research in line with the University's academic integrity code of practice.

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