Community Data Clinic

Graduate Assistant

Jingyi Gu

Jingyi Gu is a Ph.D. student in the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Situated at the intersection of media studies, science and technology studies, and feminist and queer studies, her main research interests include gender and sexuality, identity and community, governance and resistance in social media platforms and digital culture. As a critical digital studies scholar, Jingyi is also interested in politics of algorithms and data on a global scale. She is currently working on her doctoral dissertation exploring the formation of gender and sexual dynamics in Chinese live streaming through the lenses of mediated intimacy and digital labor.