Wei Wang

Wei Wang received her PhD from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. Her overarching research inquiry focuses on social transformations that define the contemporary era. She is interested in how, why, and for whom Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are designed, produced, and consumed. This is situated in the tensions between the neoliberalization of a globally networked economy and alternative socio-political practices. She is also interested in the social impact of ICTs, as ICTs are affecting different classes and social groups differently. She is informed by social justice issues around the production and consumption of ICTs. Her research has been in constant dialogue with literatures on the political economy of communication, ICTs for development, media effects, and China studies. She has published on China’s economic restructuring, rural-urban links, digital activism, and new economic forms.