Yanqin Lu, PH.D.
Position: Assistant Professor
Address: 409 Kuhlin Center
Yanqin Lu received his Ph.D. from Indiana University. His primary teaching interest is in information and communication technology, with an emphasis on social media.
His research examines political communication processes in the changing media environment. Specifically, he is interested in how emerging media use influences people's political attitudes, as well as their engagement in politics. He has published articles in refereed journals such as New Media & Society, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of Media Psychology, International Journal of Communication, and Computers in Human Behavior.
Ph.D. Indiana University
M.A. Indiana University
Social Media and Society
Seminar in New Media Research
Advanced Social Scientific Research Methods
Select Representative Works:
Lu, Y., & Lee, J. K. (2019). Stumbling upon the other side: Incidental learning of counter-attitudinal political information on Facebook. New Media & Society, 21(1), 248-265.
Lu, Y. (2019). Incidental exposure to political disagreement on Facebook and corrective participation: Unraveling the effects of emotional responses and issue relevance. International Journal of Communication, 13, 874-896.
Lu, Y., & Lee, J. K. (2018). Partisan information sources and affective polarization: Panel Analysis of the mediating role of anger and fear. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. Advanced online publication.