Research Fellow

PhD, National University of Singapore

Contact

64994053

yang_wang@sutd.edu.sg

Biography

Yang Wang is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities. She received her PhD in Communications and New Media from National University of Singapore, and master’s degree of Mass Communication from Peking University in China. She is interested in research on the social impact of new media technologies on family households, organizations and diaspora communities. Her PhD dissertation investigates into ICT domestication by Chinese “study mothers” (peidu mama) in Singapore, with special focus on digital asymmetries and emotional labours involved in their quotidian ICT use routines. She also served as research assistant and project manager in the interdisciplinary project of “Deliberative Governance: Developing a Digital Platform” during doctoral study period.

Currently, Wang Yang is working on the SSRC project of “Tackling Digital Disruption: Industry Transformations and Workforce Resilience”.

Education

  • PhD in Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore, Singapore (2019)
  • MA in Mass Communication, Peking University, China (2014)
  • BE in Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, China (2011)

Publications

  • Wang, Y., & Lim, S. S. (under review). Nomadic life archiving across platforms: Hyperlinked storage and compartmentalized sharing. New Media & Society.
  • Wang, Y. (submitted). Parent-child role reversal in ICT domestication: Media brokering activities, emotional labours and household power relations. Journal of Children & Media.
  • Wang, Y., & Lim, S. S. (2018). Mediating intimacies through mobile communication: Chinese migrant mothers’ digital ‘bridge of magpies’. In R. Andreassen, M. N. Petersen, K. Harrison, & T. Raun (Eds.), Mediated Intimacies: Connectivities, Relationalities and Proximities (pp. 159-178). London: Routledge.
  • Lim, S. S., & Wang, Y. (2018). How are young people connecting with their families through mobile communication? In N. A. Jennings & S. R. Mazzarella (Eds.), 20 Questions about Youth and the Media (2nd ed.) (pp. 209-218). New York: Peter Lang.
  • Wang, Y. (2017). Framing food safety issues in China: The negotiation between ‘official discourse’ in newspapers and ‘civil discourse’ on Weibo. In M. Kent, K. Ellis, & J. Xu (Eds.), Chinese Social Media: Social, Cultural, and Political Implications (pp. 77-91). London; New York: Routledge.
  • Wang, Y. (2013). Civic participation in media events: The dynamic game of power, relationship and strategy. In Z. Shi, J. Jin. (Eds.), New Media Empowerment: the Co-evolution between State and Society in China (pp.133-174). Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press. (in Chinese).

Conference Presentations

  • Wang, Y., & Lim, S. S. (accepted). Nomadic life archiving across platforms: Hyperlinked storage and compartmentalized sharing. The 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, 24-28 May, Washington, D.C., USA.
  • Wang, Y. (accepted). Parent-child role reversal in ICT domestication: Media brokering activities, emotional labours and household power relations. The 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, 24-28 May, Washington, D.C., USA.
  • Wang, Y. (2018). Living a life of “polymedia” on WeChat: Strategic negotiation of emotional distances in transnational communication. The 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, 24-28 May, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Wang, Y., & Lim, S. S. (2018). Transnational positionality in mediated communication: Digital asymmetries, contextual constraints and strategic negotiation. Articulating Voice: The Expressivity and Performativity of Media Practices, 24 May, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Wang, Y., & Lim, S. S. (2017). Mediated intimacy and its contextual constraints: Mobile communication of Chinese ‘study mothers’ in Singapore. The 67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, 25-29 May, San Diego, CA, USA.
  • Yang, T., Wang, Y., & Zhang, W. (2017). Effects of Knowledge and Reflection in Internal deliberation. The International Conference on Deliberation and Decision Making, 23-24 June, Singapore.
  • Wu, X., Li, P., Yang, T., & Wang, Y. (2016). The more the better? Examining self-disclosure, third-party endorsement and social capital of young professionals on LinkedIn. The 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, 9-13 June, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Wang, Y. (2013). The Analysis of Civic Participation in the New Media Environment: A Case Study of “Open Chest”. The Annual Conference of Seminar for Postgraduates from the Mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong, 4-5 July, Beijing, China. (in Chinese).