Julin Huang

Department of Sociological Studies

PhD student


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Julin Huang
Department of Sociological Studies
The Wave
2 Whitham Road
S10 2AH

I joined the Department of Sociological Studies in 2020.

My previous experience includes:

  • Employee, Brand and Public Relations Office, Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd.(2017 — 2019);
  • Editor/Freelance Writer, a Chinese influencer studio (2017 — 2018);
  • Sun Yat-sen University (2016 — 2018);
  • China Agricultural University / University of Colorado Denver (2012 — 2016).
  • MA Communication, Sun Yat-sen University;
  • BA(Hons) Communication, University of Colorado Denver;
  • BA Communication, China Agricultural University.
Research interests

My research focuses on the rural influencers on short-video platforms (such as TikTok) in China.

Research interests:

  • Influencers;
  • Micro-celebrity;
  • Social media platform;
  • Rural China;
  • Identity, Queer theory and LGBTQ studies.
Research group



Zhang, Z., & Huang, J. (2020). Representation in reality show from the perspective of Field theory. Media Observer. Vol.8: 35-44. [In Mandarin Chinese]  

Zhang, Z., & Huang, J. (2020). Understanding internet platform affordances from the perspective of Communication research. News and Writing (CSSCI). Vol.10: 87-95. [In Mandarin Chinese]