Zhi Lin is a PhD student in the School of Journalism and Media at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include political communication, international communication, public diplomacy and media effects. She explores the intersection of political communication and global politics. She is interested in questions including how and why people understand and engage with politics and international conflicts through social media; how social media facilitates the emergence of an online battlefield between narratives and facts; how online political rivalry influences public opinion. She is also interested in health communication and popular culture.
She received a BA degree in Internet and New Media from Sun Yat-sen University, and an MPhil degree in Communication Studies from Hong Kong Baptist University. Her hometown is in Guangdong, China. She enjoys cooking, dancing, doing HIIT workouts, and playing badminton in her free time.
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