Shuning Lu

Ph.D. Student


Shuning Lu is a doctoral candidate at School of Journalism, the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests center on the social and political impacts of emerging media technologies. Her recent projects include political participation in China and the effects of online incivility. She primarily draws on (but not limited to) quantitative methods, such as survey, experiment, content analysis, and network analysis. 

Her work appears or is forthcoming in peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, International Journal of Communication, Policy & Internet, The International Encyclopedia of Media Effects, and among others. She has won top paper awards from International Communication Association (ICA), National Communication Association (NCA), University of Texas, and national academic competitions in China. In addition, she has obtained several research grants from Shanghai Municipal Government, Tencent company, and Qualtrics. 

Before coming to UT, Shuning received her B.A. and M.A. in Communication from Fudan University (China).