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Qinfeng ZHU 朱勤鳳

MA (National University of Singapore)

Ph.D. candidate (ABD)

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Research Interests

  • emerging and new media
  • political and civic engagement
  • political communication
  • selective exposure and selective avoidance
  • public opinion
  • social network
  • media psychology
  • e-government and e-participation
Qinfeng Zhu is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Media and Communication at the City University of Hong Kong, and currently a Fulbright scholar at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on emerging media technologies and their implications in public opinion, citizens’ engagement with institutions and reception of news. Her work has appeared in journals such as New Media and Society, Political Communication, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, and Social Science Computer Review.


Education

  • MA 2009-2011 Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • BA 2004-2008 Journalism and Communication, Nanjing University, China

Academic Career

  • 09/2018-06/2019 Fulbright Scholar, Communication Studies, University of Michigan, United States
  • 10/2016-01/2017 Visiting Scholar, Zentrum für E-Governance, Donau-Universität Krems, Austria
  • 02/2011-04/2014 Research Associate, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Journal Publications

  • Zhu, Q., Skoric, M. M., & Peng, T. Q. (2018). Citizens' Use of the Internet and Public Service Delivery: A Longitudinal Study of the First-Level Administrative Divisions in China (1997-2014). International Journal of Public Administration in the Digital Age (IJPADA), 5(3), 32-42. doi: 10.4018/IJPADA.2018070103
  • Skoric, M. M., Zhu, Q., & Lin, J. H. T. (2018). What Predicts Selective Avoidance on Social Media? A Study of Political Unfriending in Hong Kong and Taiwan. American Behavioral Scientist, 62(8), 1097-1115. doi: 10.1177/0002764218764251
  • Zhu, Q., Skoric, M., & Shen, F. (2017). I shield myself from thee: Selective avoidance on social media during political protests. Political Communication, 34(1), 112-131. doi: 10.1080/10584609.2016.1222471
  • Skoric, M., Zhu, Q., & Pang, N. (2016). Social media, political expression, and participation in Confucian Asia. Chinese Journal of Communication. doi: 10.1080/17544750.2016.1143378
  • Zhu, Q. (2015). Citizen-driven international networks and globalization of social movements on Twitter. Social Science Computer Review. doi: 10.1177/0894439315617263
  • Skoric, M., Zhu, Q., Goh, D., & Pang, N. (2015). Social media and citizen engagement: A meta-analytic review. New Media and Society. doi: 10.1177/1461444815616221
  • Skoric, M., & Zhu, Q. (2015). Social media and offline political participation: Uncovering the paths from digital to physical. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, edv027. doi: 10.1093/ijpor/edv027

Selected Conference Papers

  • Zhu, Q. & Skoric, M. (2018 May). Social Media Use and Selective Avoidance: A Panel Study on Political Unfriending and Unfollowing. Presented at the Digital Asia, International Communication Association (ICA) Preconference, 24/05/2018, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Zhu, Q. & Skoric, M. (2017). The implications of cross-cutting exposure and selective avoidance in the digital era: Differential relationships with civic and political engagement. Presented at the Digital Asia, International Communication Association (ICA) Preconference, 25/05/2017, San Diego, USA.
  • Zhu, Q. & Skoric, M. (2017). Selective avoidance on social media: A dissonance-reduction strategy? Presented at the 67th annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA, 2017), 25/05/2017-29/05/2017. San Diego, USA.
  • Zhu, Q., Skoric, M., & Shen, F. (2016 June). I shield myself from thee: Selective avoidance on social media during the 2014 "Umbrella Movement" in Hong Kong. Presented at the 66th annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA, 2016), 09/06/2016-13/06/2016. Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Zhu, Q. (2016 May). Government use of social media: Bring the state and society back in. Presented at the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government (CeDEM) 2016, Beyond Bureaucracy'16, 18/5/2016-20/5/2016, Krems, Austria.
  • Zhu, Q. (2015 May). Internet growth, e-government, and government performance: A longitudinal study of the Chinese first-level administrative divisions (1999-2014). Proceedings of the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government (CeDEM) 2015, pp 405-409, 20/5/2015 - 22/5/2015, Krems, Austria.
  • Skoric, M., Shen, F., & Zhu, Q. (2015 May). (Not) Under My Umbrella: Political Engagement and Polarization on Facebook and Online Forums during the 2014 Hong Kong Protests. The 65th annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA, 2015), preconference: New Media and Citizenship in Asia: Civic Engagement for Sustainable Development across the Life Span, 21/5/2015 - 25/5/2015. San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • Zhu, Q., Skoric, M., & Peng, T. (2014 December). Internet penetration and public service delivery: A longitudinal study of the first-level administrative divisions in China (1997-2012). Presented at the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government (CeDEM)- Asia 2014, 4/12/2014 - 6/12/2014, Hong Kong SAR, China.
  • Pang, N., & Zhu, Q. (2014 December) How YouTubers saw the Little India Riot: The role of YouTube in responding to a riot. Proceedings of the International Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government (CeDEM)- Asia 2014, pp 193-197, 4/12/2014 - 6/12/2014, Hong Kong SAR, China.
  • Zhu, Q., & Skoric, M. (2014 January). The role of ICTs in adaptive and persistent authoritarianism: A study of China at the administrative division level. Proceedings of the 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), pp.2168-2177, 6/1/2014-9/1/2014, Waikoloa, HI, USA. doi: 10.1109/HICSS.2014.273
  • Skoric, M., Zhu, Q., Goh, D., and Pang, N. (2013). Does social media promote engagement? A meta-analytic review of the literature. The 7th AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM). Boston, U.S.A., July 2013.

Teaching Experience

  • 2016/2017 COM2501 – Internet Communication, City University of Hong Kong
    Guest Lecturer: Lecture 6: Introduction to Social Networks
  • 2015/2016 COM2103 – Quantitative Communication Research Methods, City University of Hong Kong
  • 2014-2016 GE2225 – Media and Consumption: Food and Fashion in Everyday Life, City University of Hong Kong
  • 2014/2015 COM2405 – Communication and Marketing, City University of Hong Kong
  • 2009-2011 Advertising Strategy, National University of Singapore

Scholarships & Awards

  • 2018-2019, Fulbright-RGC Hong Kong Research Scholar Award, Hong Kong
  • 2016, Ernst Mach Grant Scholarship, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW), Austria
  • 2015-2016, Outstanding Academic Performance Award, Hong Kong
  • 2015-2017, Research Tuition Scholarship, Hong Kong
  • 2014-2017, University Grants Council (UGC) Scholarship, Hong Kong
  • 2009-2011, NUS Research Scholarship, Singapore
  • 2004-2007, People's Scholarship, Nanjing University, China

Ad Hoc Review for Journals

  • Contention: The Multidisciplinary Journal of Social Protest
  • International Journal of Communication
  • Journal of International Affairs
  • Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly