Early Career Development for CIRC Scholars

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Early Career Development for CIRC Scholars

Zoom: https://usc.zoom.us/j/91864960913

Day 1: 25 June 2021

Melbourne, AEST (UTC +10) | 19:30 – 21:00

Beijing, CST (UTC +8) | 17:30 – 19:00
London, BST (UTC +1) | 10:30 -12:00
New York, EDT (UTC -4) | 05:30 – 07:00
Los Angeles, PDT (UTC -7) | 02:30 – 04:00

Elaine Jing Zhao | University of New South Wales
Junyi Lv | USC Annenberg
Jian Lin | University of Groningen


This workshop focuses on the career development for Chinese ECRA doing media studies. Invites speakers and participants will share their advice and experiences in finishing their PhDs and developing career paths for early-career scholars doing Chinese internet and media research. 


career; media and internet research; ECRA; Chinese media


This workshop takes the format of group interviews and breakout group discussions to facilitate highly interactive communication between experienced academics and registered ECRA participants. Followed by a round of self-introduction, we ask each invited speaker to give one tip (has to be different from others) regarding career development and doing media research during the COVID-19 pandemic. Then we create two-three breakout groups for speakers to respond to questions from audience. Participants will be asked to provide their questions during the online registration.

Junyi Lv


Junyi Lv is a Ph.D. student at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California. She holds a Master degree of Communication Management also from USC Annenberg, and a Bachelor degree in Broadcasting Journalism from China. Her research interests lie in the intersection of public spheres, social media entertainment, and environmental communication. Currently, she is working on a project about China’s esports industry.

Jian Lin


Jian Lin (Ph.D.) is an assistant professor in the Department of Media and Journalism Studies at the University of Groningen. He has co-authored the book Wanghong As Social Media Entertainment in China (Palgrave McMillan, 2021). He also published articles on Chinese creative industries, platform studies, and social media culture in leading academic journals. His research interests include cultural industries and creative labor, social media entertainment, platform studies, and Chinese contemporary culture.

Elaine Jing Zhao


Elaine Jing Zhao is senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales Sydney. Her research interest lies in creative labour, platform governance, informal media economy and media globalisation. She is the author of Digital China’s Informal Circuits: Platforms, Labour and Governance and China’s Digital Presence in the Asia-Pacific: Culture, Technology and Platforms (co-authored with Michael Keane, Haiqing Yu and Susan Leong).

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