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Jiyoun Suk, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

University of Connecticut

Hello! I am an assistant professor of Big Data and Diversity in the Department of Communication at the University of Connecticut. I am also core faculty at the Program of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and faculty affiliate at the Center for mHealth and Social Media. I received my Ph.D. degree from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

At the center of my research lies how the communication processes in the networked media environment influence civic trust, activism, and political polarization. I look at the role of communication dynamics in understanding dissimilar social groups, political outgroups, and marginalized communities. In doing so, I incorporate unique theoretical insights of the temporal and contextualized dynamics in the communication environment into my research questions and analysis.

 

To answer my questions, I primarily employ computational methods. I am well-versed in automated text analysis, social network analysis, community detection, unsupervised and supervised machine learning, using R and Python.

 

Besides research, I love cycling and jogging! I am also a huge animal lover.

 

Recent Publications

Spatial Polarization, Partisan Climate, and Participatory Actions: Do Congenial Contexts Lead to Mobilization, Resignation, Activation, or Complacency?. Political Behavior.

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