Vitae

Weixu Lu

Curriculum Vitae

8/1/2017

 

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

School of Communication and Information

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

4 Huntington Street

New Brunswick, NJ  08901-1071

 

phone: (312)-714-0104

email: weixu.lu@rutgers.edu

web: http://weixulu.me

 

 

 

EDUCATION

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

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

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.

 

 

Book Chapters

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.

 

Reports

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.

 

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

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

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Lecturer (Department of Communication, Rutgers University)

Structure of Information                                 (COM 152)                 2016 – 2017

Communication and Technology                   (COM 354)                 2016 – 2017

(Mediated Communication)

Public Speaking                                              (COM 380)                 2016 -2017

 

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)

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

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

 

 

SERVICE

 

Journal Refereeing

New Media and Society (2017)

International Journal of Internet Science (2015)