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Chunyan Wu

Dr. Chunyan Wu is an Assistant Professor in Communication Studies at Northeastern University London. She serves as the course leader for ‘Introduction to Communication Studies’ and ‘Global and Intercultural Communication’. Her expertise lies in exploring the convergence of communication, media, and culture in our digitally interconnected world.

Dr. Wu holds a PhD in Media and Communication Studies from Loughborough University and an MA in Mass Communications from the University of Leicester. Her research interests focus on the profound impacts of digital technologies on communication practices, social media analysis, international communication dynamics, and nuanced cultural analyses. Her work contributes to advancing theoretical frameworks while providing practical insights for navigating the challenges and opportunities presented by globalization and digital transformations. Before joining Northeastern University London, Dr. Wu served as an Associate Lecturer in PR & Global Communications at Newcastle University.

Research/Publications Highlights

Wu, C., & Peng, A. (2024). Challenges in conducting feminist critical discourse analysis on social media: stereotyping sportswomen in China’s sports fandom. In Sage Research Methods: Diversifying and Decolonizing Research. SAGE Publications, Ltd. doi: 10.4135/9781529682908

Peng, A., Wu, C., & Chen, M. (2022). Sportswomen under the Chinese male gaze: A feminist critical discourse analysis. Critical Discourse Analysis. doi: 10.1080/17405904.2022.2098150

Wu, C., & Xiao, J. (2021). Evolving frames: British newspaper coverage of repression and resistance in China over time, 1949-2009. Journalism Practice, 15 (4), 544-565. doi: 10.1080/17512786.2020.1730222

Kong, L., & Wu, C. (2020). An exploration of the effect of wayfinding signage on city brand building: Taking London’s wayfinding signage design as an example [in Chinese]. Art & Design, 2, 65-69. doi: 10.16272/j.cnki.cn11-1392/j.2020.02.013

Kong, L., & Wu, C. (2020). On the Cultural Attribute of Internationally “Universal” Public Information Signage [in Chinese]. Art & Design,11, 35-39. doi: 10.16272/j.cnki.cn11-1392/j.2020.11.019


Communication Studies