Ningyuan Ma is a master's student in Journalism-Research & Theory. While pursuing her B.A. in journalism and sociology from University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ningyuan developed her initial passion for all processes that loosely fall into the category of "social inquiry"—from national-scale scholarly research to individuals' curious eyes, how they gauge knowledge differently yet collectively constructing a picture of social reality. During graduate studies, she hopes to dive into how mass media infrastructure and production practices are supplying, shaping and transforming issues of public interest, and how the public interact with said information and among themselves to produce an evolving public discourse. Prior to furthering her study at UT, Ningyuan worked in social science and marketing survey research in China.
During leisure time, you may find her indulging herself in novels, movies, music and animations while trying out her own takes on literary expressions once in a long while. Ningyuan is from Harbin, China.