Ran Ju holds a B.A. from Fudan University (China) in journalism and a Master in International Affairs at Columbia University. Ran Ju's encounters with political and economic studies in both US and China have led her to value collaborative frameworks for research and writing in the field of communication study. In ICR, Ran Ju's current research is engaged with intersectional issues concerning new media technology and it relationships to the incremental transformation of political institutions in Asian countries. She centrally addresses the topics of public discourse in micro-blogging and Twitter and explores how it would reshape or reform the institutional development in transitioning societies. Collectively, Ran Jus research pertains to her longstanding interest in developing analytic and work from the multidisciplinary communication research and cross-cultural standard for the media today.
New Media and Culture, Political Economy of Media, Political Philosophy of Communication.