photo of Jiaxun LiJiaxun Li

MA in New Media, University of Leeds, UK
BA in Digital Media and Journalism, Lanzhou University, China (985, 211)
BA in Literature of Theatre, Film and Television, Lanzhou University, China (985, 211)
2012 Exchange Student in University of Hong Kong


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Thesis title / scope of research

My research focuses on the mediated self-representation within the context of WeChat and attend to the way in which WeChat challenges assumptions and assertions about self-representation and digital platforms that have dominated to date.


Other experience / research interests

Research interests include:

  • Self and self-representation
  • Intimacy and privacy
  • Social media and digital platforms
  • Mobile culture and material culture

Teaching and administrative responsibilities:

  • SCS 6082 Social Media, Data and Society (MA)
  • SCS 6089 Digital Identities (MA)
  • SCS 6083 Dissertation in Digital Media and Society (marking)
  • 2019-2020 Administrative assistant of Digital Society Network (DSN)

Awards and Scholarship:

  • 2019 AoIR Travel Grant (to cover the AoIR 2019 conference fee)
  • 2018 Faculty Research Support Scheme Funding
  • 2017 Faculty Research Support Scheme Funding
  • 2014 Prize for Best Undergraduate Dissertation

Other experience:

2016 Examiner of National Higher Education Entrance Examination

2015 Project Lead of WWF project,

2013 Working for CNR (China National Radio) as a researcher, presenter and editor