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Muyang Li

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Department of Sociology

Assistant Professor

Office: Vari Hall, 2073
Ext: 33913 Email: muyangli@yorku.ca

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Muyang Li is interested in digital sociology, cultural sociology, authoritarianism, and gender issues. Her research is organized around a key question: how does media interact with democracy and social life? Her recent study adopts a mixed-methods approach to explore the negotiation between the authoritarian state and the public in defining democracy through social media. She is a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University and a Faculty Associate at York Centre for Asian Research.

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Degrees

Ph.D. Sociology, University at Albany
M.Sc. New Media, Chinese University of Hong Kong
B.A. Communication, Communication University of China

Research Interests

Media , Culture and Cultural Studies, Political Sociology, Digital Sociology, Computational Text Analysis, Mixed Methods

Current Research Projects

Cross-Ideology News Consumption and Public Trust in COVID-19 Vaccines: A Canada versus the U.S. Comparative Study

    Summary:

    This project aims to compare how news outlets in Canada and the U.S. communicate COVID-19 vaccines and the risks of the Coronavirus to the public, and the extent to which cross-ideology news consumption shapes public trust in vaccines.

    Description:

    Principal Investigator, SSHRC Insight Development Grant # 430-2021-01065, $56,967

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    Role: Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Sep   Year: 2021

    End Date:
      Month: Sep   Year: 2023

    Funders:
    SSHRC
Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Lindner, A. M., Davis, J. L., Burgese, T., Fares, P., Hanson, K. R., Leeds, T., ... & Li, M. (2021). Now more than ever: CITAMS's contributions to a pandemic society. Information, Communication and Society, online first.

2021

Yang, Q., Luo, Z., Li, M., & Liu, J. (2021). Understanding the Landscape and Propagation of COVID-19 Misinformation and its Correction on Sina Weibo. Global Health Promotion, online first.

2021

Li, M., & Luo, Z. (2020). The ‘Bad Women Drivers’ Myth: The Overrepresentation of Female Drivers and Gender Bias in China’s Media. Information, Communication and Society, 23(5), 776-793.

2020

Chung, A. Y., Chen, K., Jung, G., & Li, M. (2018). Thinking Outside the Box: The National Context for Educational Preparation and Adaptation among Chinese and Korean International Students. Research in Comparative and International Education, 13(3), 418-438.

2018

Jacobs, R. N., & Li, M. (2017). Culture and comparative media research: Narratives about Internet privacy policy in Chinese, U.S., and U.K. newspapers. The Communication Review, 20(1), 1-25.

2017


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOCI1030 6.0 A Mediated Life in a Digital World REMT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOCI4930 6.0 A Sociology of Science and Technology REMT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOCI4930 6.0 A Sociology of Science and Technology REMT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOCI1030 6.0 A Mediated Life in a Digital World REMT


Muyang Li is interested in digital sociology, cultural sociology, authoritarianism, and gender issues. Her research is organized around a key question: how does media interact with democracy and social life? Her recent study adopts a mixed-methods approach to explore the negotiation between the authoritarian state and the public in defining democracy through social media. She is a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University and a Faculty Associate at York Centre for Asian Research.

Degrees

Ph.D. Sociology, University at Albany
M.Sc. New Media, Chinese University of Hong Kong
B.A. Communication, Communication University of China

Research Interests

Media , Culture and Cultural Studies, Political Sociology, Digital Sociology, Computational Text Analysis, Mixed Methods

Current Research Projects

Cross-Ideology News Consumption and Public Trust in COVID-19 Vaccines: A Canada versus the U.S. Comparative Study

    Summary:

    This project aims to compare how news outlets in Canada and the U.S. communicate COVID-19 vaccines and the risks of the Coronavirus to the public, and the extent to which cross-ideology news consumption shapes public trust in vaccines.

    Description:

    Principal Investigator, SSHRC Insight Development Grant # 430-2021-01065, $56,967

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal Investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Sep   Year: 2021

    End Date:
      Month: Sep   Year: 2023

    Funders:
    SSHRC

All Publications


Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Lindner, A. M., Davis, J. L., Burgese, T., Fares, P., Hanson, K. R., Leeds, T., ... & Li, M. (2021). Now more than ever: CITAMS's contributions to a pandemic society. Information, Communication and Society, online first.

2021

Yang, Q., Luo, Z., Li, M., & Liu, J. (2021). Understanding the Landscape and Propagation of COVID-19 Misinformation and its Correction on Sina Weibo. Global Health Promotion, online first.

2021

Li, M., & Luo, Z. (2020). The ‘Bad Women Drivers’ Myth: The Overrepresentation of Female Drivers and Gender Bias in China’s Media. Information, Communication and Society, 23(5), 776-793.

2020

Chung, A. Y., Chen, K., Jung, G., & Li, M. (2018). Thinking Outside the Box: The National Context for Educational Preparation and Adaptation among Chinese and Korean International Students. Research in Comparative and International Education, 13(3), 418-438.

2018

Jacobs, R. N., & Li, M. (2017). Culture and comparative media research: Narratives about Internet privacy policy in Chinese, U.S., and U.K. newspapers. The Communication Review, 20(1), 1-25.

2017


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOCI1030 6.0 A Mediated Life in a Digital World REMT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOCI4930 6.0 A Sociology of Science and Technology REMT


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOCI4930 6.0 A Sociology of Science and Technology REMT
Fall/Winter 2021 AP/SOCI1030 6.0 A Mediated Life in a Digital World REMT