Ph.D., Department of Communication, Rutgers University 2018 (expected)
Dissertation: Mobile technologies and urban dweller’s perception of urban space
Dissertation Adviser: Keith Hampton
M.A., Department of Sociology, East China Normal University 2010
B.A., Department of Sociology, East China Normal University 2005
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
Lu, W., & Hampton, K. N. (2017). Beyond the power of networks: Differentiating network structure from social media affordances for perceived social support. New Media & Society, 19(6), 861-879. doi:10.1177/1461444815621514
Hampton, K. N., Shin, I., & Lu, W. (2017). Social media and political discussion: when online presence silences offline conversation. Information, Communication & Society, 20(7), 1090-1107. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2016.1218526
Hampton, K. N., Lu, W., & Shin, I. (2016). Digital media and stress: the cost of caring 2.0. Information, Communication & Society, 19(9), 1267-1286. doi:10.1080/1369118X.2016.1186714
Lu, W. (2012). 上海高学历新移民的居住选择与职业机会 [Housing choice and career opportunities of highly-educated new migrants in Shanghai]. 中国城市研究 [China Urban Studies], 7(1), 28-48.
Lu, W. (2011). 大都市空间中的“人才”：上海高学历新移民的居住选择与职业机会 [“Talent” in the metropolitan space: Housing choice and career opportunities of highly-educated migrants in Shanghai]. In Y. Chen (Ed.), 直面当代城市：问题与方法 [Facing Contemporary Cities: Research Questions and Methods]. Shanghai: Guji.
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.
Lu, W. (2017). Serendipitous encounters of urban places through the digital eyes: Preliminary findings from a qualitative outdoor mobile eye-tracking study on urban dwellers’ perception of urban public space. Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.
Hampton, K.N., Shin, I., and Lu, W. (2016, August). Social Media and Offline Conversation: Putting Political Discussion in Context. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association. Seattle, WA.
Hampton, K.N., Shin, I., and Lu, W. (2016). Social media and political discussion: When online presence silences offline conversation. Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association, Fukuoka, Japan.
Lu, W. (2015). Brewing intolerance in a digital ethnic enclave: Racial and ethnic discourse on a Chinese diaspora online discussion board. Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV.
Lu, W. & Hampton, K. (2015). “Beyond the power of networks: Differentiating network structure and social media for social support”. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, 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.” 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)
DCIM Capstone (189:451) 2018
Structure of Information (189:152) 2016 – 2017
Communication and Technology (COM 354) 2016 – 2017
Public Speaking (COM 380) 2016 -2018
Teaching Assistant (Department of Communication, Rutgers University)
Communication Theory (COM 200) 2013 – 2014
Introduction to Communication (COM 101) 2013 – 2016
Communication Research (COM 300) 2012
Program Assistant (University of California, Los Angeles)
Global Studies Travel Study Program in Shanghai 2009, 2010, 2012
OTHER RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
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 (2017)
International Journal of Internet Science (2015)