School of Communication and Information
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
4 Huntington Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1071
Ph.D., Department of Communication, Rutgers University 2017 (expected)
M.A., Department of Sociology, East China Normal University 2010
B.A., Department of Sociology, East China Normal University 2005
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
Hampton, K. N., Lu, W., & Shin, I. (In press). Digital media and stress: the cost of caring 2.0. Information, Communication & Society, 1-20. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2016.1186714
Lu, W., & Hampton, K. N. (In press). Beyond the power of networks: Differentiating network structure from social media affordances for perceived social support. New Media & Society. doi: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7282/T3B27X7V
Lu, W. (2011). Housing exclusion and the social mobility of highly-educated young immigrants in Shanghai. In Y. Chen (Ed.), Facing Contemporary Cities: Questions and Methods. Shanghai: Guji. (In Chinese)
Hampton, K.N., Rainie, L., Lu, W., Shin, I., & Purcell, K. (2015). Social Media and the Cost of Caring. Pew Research Center.
Hampton, K.N., Rainie, L., Lu, W., Dwyer, M., Shin, I., & Purcell, K. (2014). Social media and the ‘spiral of silence’. Pew Research Center.
Hampton, K., Shin, I., & Lu, W. (2016). Social Media and Political Discussion: When Online Presence Silences Offline Conversation. Paper presented at International Communication Association Annual Conference, Fukuoka, Japan.
Lu, W. (2015). Brewing intolerance in a digital ethnic enclave: Racial and ethnic discourse on a Chinese diaspora online discussion board. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
Lu, W. & Hampton, K. (2015). “Beyond the power of networks: Differentiating network structure and social media for social support”. Paper presented at the American Sociological Association 2015 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
Lu, W. (2014). “Make more friends or post it on Facebook? Exploring the relationship between network structural characteristics, Facebook activities, and perceived social support. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
Dadlani, P, Lu, W, & Doerfel, M (2014, February). Two Peas in a Pod? ICTs in Individual and Interorganizational Networks Poster presented at The International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, St. Peter, FL.
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIP
2014-2015 Fellowship, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University
AWARDS AND HONORS
2010 Distinguished Contribution Award, Social Survey Center of East China Normal University
Lecturer (Department of Communication, Rutgers University)
Structure of Information (COM152) 2016
Communication and Technology (COM354) 2016
Public Speaking (COM380) 2016
Teaching Assistant (Department of Communication, Rutgers University)
Communication Theory (COM200) 2013, 2014
Intro to Communication (COM101) 2013, 2016
Communication Research (COM300) 2012
Travel Study Teaching Assistant (University of California, Los Angeles)
Global Studies Travel Study in Shanghai (GS110A, GS110B) 2009, 2010, 2012
Research Assistant (Rutgers)
Pew Research Center survey (Dr. Keith Hampton) 2013 – 2015
Research Assistant (Social Survey Center, East China Normal University)
Shanghai Disaster Preparedness Project 2009
(Civil Defense Office of Shanghai Municipality)
Member, National Communication Association since 2014
Member, International Communication Association since 2016
Member, International Network for Social Network Analysis since 2013
Member, American Sociological Association since 2015
New Media and Society (2016)
International Journal of Internet Science (2015)