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Yanning Huang

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Yanning Huang (黄炎宁)joined the Department of Media and Communication in 2019 as an assistant professor in Communication Studies. He obtained his PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). His doctoral thesis focuses on the gender and class dimensions of Chinese internet buzzwords, exploring the different interpretations and uses of online buzzwords by youth of different social groups. His research interests include digital cultural studies, gender studies, rural-urban divide in China, discourse analysis, socio-linguistics, and environmental communication. He has published articles in both Western and Chinese peer-reviewed journals, such as Popular Communication, Cultural Studies and Communication Society. Yanning is passionate about teaching. Before joining XJTLU, he taught“international communications” at the London Centre of Fordham University. During his PhD, Yanning worked as teaching assistant of the course “media, communication and development” and dissertation officer of the Department. In addition, he has been participating in the summer school on “New Media and Justice Communication in the Global Information Society” at Fudan University for multiple times as translator and lecturer.Outside academia, he is very keen on the theory and practice of (film) photography. He is happy to share his knowledge with the public. He has published articles in media such as and Tootopia. He has also done several translation works including 《音乐神童加工厂》(Producing Excellence) and 《美国最佳杂志写作》系列(The Best American Magazine Writing series).


Lecturer in Communication Studies, XJTLU, 2019 to Present

Course Instructor of International Communications, Fordham University London Centre, 2019-2019

Teaching Assistant and Dissertation Officer, LSE, 2015-2018

News Assistant, Swiss Radio Television Shanghai Bureau, 2014-2014


COM158 Introduction to Digital Media and Communication

COM153 Audiences and Media Users

COM102 Perspectives on Visual Media

COM119 Introduction to new media theory

Awards and honours

Departmental teaching excellence award 2020-2021

2014-2018 Full PhD scholarship funded by China Scholarship Council.

Runner-up in the 2017 LSE Research Festival Photography Prize.

2008 Outstanding volunteer for 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

PhD., London School of Economics and Political Science, UK – 2019

MA., Fudan University, Shanghai, China – 2014

MSc., London School of Economics and Political Science, UK - 2013

BA., Shanghai International Studies University, China - 2011

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