Yan Wenjie

Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Aug 2023 to May 2024

University Affiliation

Wenjie Yan is a Professor of Political Communication at Beijing Normal University. Before joining BNU, she was a “Hundred Talents Program” Associate Professor at Zhejiang University and Assistant Professor at Washington State University. She received her Ph.D. in Communication Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. ​Her research is focused on the interplay between media and individuals’ communicative behaviors in the process broadly construed as public deliberation. She is currently leading two lines of research. One involves a series of projects funded by the National Social Science Fund of China and Beijing Social Science Planning Foundation exploring misinformation on social media, and the other examines how (mediatized) public deliberation may be incorporated into China’s local governance. Her work has appeared in top-tier journals in communication such as Information, Communication & Society, Media Psychology, Computers in Human Behavior, and other journals. She has translated two books from English to Chinese: Habermas and the Media by Hartmut Wessler (2021) and Journalism and the Public by David Ryfe (2022). She was the recipient of several national academic awards, including Journalism & Communication Paper of the Year Award (2020) and National Journalism and Communication Outstanding Paper Award (2021) from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and the Journalism and Communication Association Award from the Chinese Association for History of Journalism and Mass Communication (2019, 2021) for her research on deliberative governance in China.

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