I am a professor of communication at Boston University. My research has been focusing on political communication, media effects, and international communication. Currently, I am conducting research projects in the following three areas.
1) the emotions and images of political candidates and how they influence voters’ decision-making, particularly in the 2016 election cycle.
2) People’s perceived images and attributes of other nations and how they are interconnected with their access and uses of various media and platforms. This is highly relevant to the field of international communication.
3) How social media and internet-based communication and connection generate impact on people’s relationships, life satisfaction, and above all, personal well-being.
On the top of this page, you will find links to my recent publications, course offering at Boston University, and also my contact information. I look forward to your feedback.