Jingjing Chen, Ph.D.

Visiting Scholar, Annenberg School for Communication

Jingjing Chen is an Associate Professor at the Journalism School of Yunnan University and a visiting scholar at the Annenberg School for Communication.

She has a Ph.D. in Art Anthropology from Yunnan University, with an emphasis on media anthropology and ethnography in Tibet. She also has a M.A. in Communication from Fudan University. She was a Visiting Scholar at the City University of Hong Kong (2017) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong (2014).

Her research concerns the anthropological approach in communication study. Her recent studies include the examination of mobile cinema in Tibet and acculturation of ethnic minority groups as rural-urban migrants in China. She also takes an interest in communication studies on health and gender issues. She is currently working on two research programs. One concerns the discourse of abortion and plastic surgery and cosmetic procedure in China and the other is on the use of social media of rural volunteers in China. 

Her journal articles have been published in Journalism and Communication Study, Media Critics, and Medicine and Philosophy. She was the Chinese translator of “The Immigrant Press of Control” by Robert E. Park and “Signal and Noise: Media, Infrastructure, and Urban Culture in Nigeria” by Brain Lakin. She is now working on two books: “Institutional Change and Media Practice: Mobile Cinema in Khams of Tibet" and “Medical Care, Body and Gender: the Social Discourse in Hospital Adverting." 

Jingjing Chen is an Associate Professor at the Journalism School of Yunnan University and a visiting scholar at the Annenberg School for Communication.

Chen's Network

  • Culture and Communication
  • Global and Comparative Communication
  • Media and Communication Effects
  • Visual Communication