UK – China Media and Cultural Studies Association is managed by an executive committee that meets monthly and is responsible for the running of the organisation.
主席 周天杨 博士，英国赫特福德大学人文学院讲师
Dr. Oscar Tianyang Zhou, University of Hertfordshire, President
Dr. Oscar Tianyang Zhou is a Lecturer in Media at the School of Humanities, University of Hertfordshire. He previously taught at the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton before joining the Media Group at the University of Hertfordshire. He trained as a communicator and technician scientist at the undergraduate level, before studying for a masters degree in Globalisation and Communications at the University of Leicester, and a Ph.D. in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex. His research uses the lenses of cultural studies, feminist and queer theory to investigate how LGBTQ communities engage with media technologies, texts, and practices in their everyday life. He is the President and Founder of UK-China Media and Cultural Studies Association (UCMeCSA). He previously chaired the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network (2017-2019).
Ming Zhang, Bournemouth University, Vice-President
Ming Zhang is a Doctoral Researcher in Media and Communication at Bournemouth University, after acquiring rich knowledge of Chinese language and literature at the undergraduate level and of media and cultural studies at the master level at the University of Sussex. Her current research explores the impact of female fans’ online practices (writing, reading, and discussing slash fan works) on their negotiation of hegemonic ideologies of gender and sexuality in China. Her previous work can be found in Celebrity Studies.
Zizheng Yu, Cardiff University, Vice-President
Zizheng Yu is a Doctoral Researcher at the School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC), Cardiff University. His research mainly focuses on short-video-based (SVB) social media, consumer activism/political consumerism, video activism, social movements, digital activism, and cultural semiotics studies. He was a Research Associate in China Current Network. In addition to his research experience, Zizheng Yu has previously worked for the Country Garden Real Estate in China as a Senior Brand Manager. He also worked as a Journalist for Chinese Southern Daily as well as UK Chinese Journal (London). His previous work can be found in Chinese Journal of Communication.
Xing Huang, University of East Anglia, Vice-President
Xing Huang is a PhD Candidate and Associate Tutor in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies, University of East Anglia (UEA). He has obtained his master’s degree in Media and Cultural Politics at UEA and his bachelor’s degree in Literature of Drama, Film and Television at the Communication University of China. His researches focus on the political use of social media by LGBTQ+ activists. He teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students diverse modules of media and cultural politics.
国际合作主管 刘宇昕 博士，上海政法学院纪录片学院讲师
Dr. Yuxin Liu, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, Director of International Partnerships
Dr. Yuxin Liu is a Lecturer in Journalism at Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, whose academic interests draw on journalism and communication studies, digital media studies and TV industry studies. She has previously taught Media Research Methods modules at the University of East Anglia. Dr. Liu has an extensive academic background in empirical journalism and media studies. She completed a BA in Journalism, Broadcasting and Communication, before studying for a master’s degree in mass communications at the University of Leicester. She completed her PhD in the department of Film, Television and Media Studies at the University of East Anglia. Her current project focuses on the negotiation of journalistic gatekeeping on social media in TV journalism. She has been one of the key members of UCMeCSA, serving as President from 2017-2018 and currently acting as Director of International Partnerships, who is responsible for promoting international academic communications and collaborations.
学术发展主管 李柏翰 博士，国立台湾大学公共卫生学院助理教授
Dr. Po-Han Lee, National Taiwan University, Director of Academic Development
Dr. Po-Han Lee is an assistant professor at the Global Health Program, National Taiwan University. Previously, he taught Sociology/Criminology, Human Rights, and Gender Studies at the University of Sussex, where he both obtained a PGDip in Social Research Methods and accomplished his doctoral study in sociology. He is also one of the senior editors for ‘Plain Law Movement’ – a non-governmental multimedia platform for legal education – in Taiwan. He has published extensively in both Chinese and English. His recent works appear in the Sociological Review, International Journal of Human Rights, Global Health Governance, and in the edited volume ‘Queer’ Asia (Zed Books, 2019)
Bing Yang, Bournemouth University, Director of Communication
Bing Yang is a doctoral researcher in Centre for Film and Television, Bournemouth University. Before joining BU, he was previous taught at the Liaoning University, China, both at the undergraduate and the postgraduate level. He currently teaches documentary and film studies in BU. His research interests including film study, dramaturgy and film aesthetics.
Shasha Zhao, Swansea University, Director of Activities
Shasha Zhao has obtained her master’s degree in International Journalism at College of Arts and Humanities, Swansea University. Her research focuses on online nationalism as an expression by overseas Chinese students. She has also obtained a Master of Communication at Yunnan University in 2015. She had an exciting journalistic ability as an Intern in Dali Daily and Yunnan TV News Center. During the undergraduate period, she won the title of Excellent Editor/Reporter many times.
理事 徐天博 博士，安徽大学新闻传播学院讲师
Dr. Tianbo Xu, Anhui University
Dr. Tianbo Xu is a Lecturer at the School of Journalism & Communication, Anhui University and a Postdoctoral Researcher at Fudan University. He is also a postgraduates’ supervisor in Communication Studies and member of several academic networks. He previously taught at the University of Leicester. Supervised by Prof. Martin Conboy, an Emeritus Professor at the University of Sheffield, he finished his Ph.D program and received his doctoral degree for his contribution to the study of journalists’ perceptions in 2015. He has published several papers in both English and Chinese languages. His recent work “Tell China’s story well”: ethical orientations of Chinese journalists in international reporting has been accepted by the Routledge Companion to Journalism Ethics.
理事 崔巍 博士，同济大学艺术与传媒学院博士后研究员
Dr. Wei Cui, Tongji University
Dr Wei Cui is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Tongji Univerisity. She has obtained her Ph.D. in Media, Communication and Sociology from University of Leicester. She received her bachelor’s degree in Information Management at Nanjing University of China, before studying for her first master degree in Asian Studies at University of Sydney and second master degree in Chinese Studies at University of Sheffield. Her research looks at how communication and technology can improve an organisation’s crisis communication strategy. Her research interests also include health communication in the context of new information communication technology and has extensive experience using computer tools such as Python to collect online data.
理事 巩述林 博士，浙江传媒学院讲师
Dr. Shulin Gong, Communication University of Zhejiang
Dr. Shulin Gong is a lecturer at Communication University of Zhejiang. Her research focuses on the cross-cultural communication and feminist studies.
Zexu Guan, Leiden University
Zexu Guan is a Doctoral Researcher at Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society, the Netherlands. Her doctoral project focuses on how the internet celebrity economy is intertwined with gender norms, platform mechanisms, and non-Internet industries in contemporary China. She got her bachelor degree in Editing and Publishing from East China Normal University and a master degree in Mass Communication from Peking University. Her academic interest concentrates on but is not limited to media studies, cultural studies, and gender studies.
理事(实习) 张驰 博士，英国圣安德鲁斯大学博士后研究员
Dr. Chi Zhang, University of St Andrews
Dr. Chi Zhang is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of St Andrews. Her areas of research interest fall broadly within political communication, security studies and Chinese political philosophy. She holds a PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Leeds, and a Master’s degree in South Asian Area Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies. She published extensively in Terrorism and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Politics and Religion and Asian Security. She taught at the University of Leeds, Royal Holloway University of London and University of Liverpool.
Yang Yu, Beijing Foreign Studies University/University of Kansas
Yang Yu is a Doctoral Researcher at Beijing Foreign Studies University and visiting doctoral researcher at the University of Kansas. She has obtained her master’s degree in Shanghai International Studies University. Her researches focus on intercultural and international communication, and media technologies. She used to be a journalist with China Radio International.
Shiyi Zhang, University of Leicester
Shiyi Zhang is a Doctoral Researcher at the School of Media, Communication and Sociology, University of Leicester. His doctoral research looks at Chinese college students’ acceptance to mental health misinformation on Weibo. He has obtained his master’s degree in School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University, and bachelor’s degree in University of International Relations. His research interests are social media, health communication, and misinformation.
Huihui Hu, University College London
Huihui Hu is currently enrolled in MA education at University College London. Her research focuses on neoliberal education environment and assessment adjustment in technological setting. Before shifting her interest to education, she had worked in marketing and advertising for more than 6 years. She is experienced in interpersonal communication, PR and advertising in China.
Zheyu Shang, Leiden University
Zheyu Shang is a Doctoral Researcher at the Institute for Area Studies, Leiden University. Her doctoral project focuses on the interaction between young internet users and the party-state on online entertainment platforms. She has obtained a master degree at University of Manchester and a bachelor degree at Xiamen University. Her research interests include political communication, cyberspace administration, and youth culture in China.