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Wenhong Chen

Dr. Wenhong Chen is an Associate Professor of media sociology, the founding co-director of Center for Media and Entertainment Industries, and a Distinguished Scholar in the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Toronto and was a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at Duke University. Her research has focused on digital media technologies in entrepreneurial and organizational settings, supported by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, the Ford Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Foundation of Science and Technology of Portugal, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Google, Advanced Micro Devices, Bell Canada, and the City of Austin. Dr. Chen has more than 70 publications, including articles in top-ranked journals in the fields of communication and media studies, sociology, and management. She received the William F. Ogburn Mid-Career Achievement Award from the American Sociological Association in 2016 and the Young Scholar Award from the International Association of Chinese Management Research in 2008. Dr. Chen’s research has also received awards from the Academy of Management and  International Communication Association. Dr. Chen is the lead editor of the book Networked China: Global Dynamics of Digital Media and Civic Engagement (Routledge 2015). Dr. Chen’s work has been reported by media in the U.S., China, and Canada. She is currently working on a book on US-China AI policies and practices.