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Jinman Zhang

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Jinman is a PhD student in Media Studies at Western University. Her research interests center around social media, digital feminism, and digital feminist activism, in particular the affective dimension of resistance against sexual violence and rape culture via social media, in the context of China. 


Mendes, K., Hollingshead, W., Nau, C., Zhang, J., & Quan-Haase, A. (2023). The Evolution of #MeToo: A Comparative Analysis of Vernacular Practices Over Time and Across Languages. Social Media + Society, 9(3).

Zhang, J. & Quan-Haase, A. (2022). WeChat. In Quan-Haase, A. & Sloan, L. (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Social Media Research Methods (2nd edition). SAGE. 

Zhang, J. (2022). Feminist responses to COVID-19 in China through the lens of affect. Feminist Media Studies.

Nau, C., Zhang, J., Quan-Haase, A., & Mendes, K. (2022). Vernacular practices in digital feminist activism on twitter: deconstructing affect and emotion in the #MeToo movement. Feminist Media Studies.

Zhang, J. (2021). Feminist responses on Weibo aim to fight the misrepresentation of women during COVID-19 in China. The Conversation

Zhang, J. & Caidi, N. (2019). The sensitive period, big Vs, and the diaspora. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Social Media and Society - SMSociety 19.

Zhang, J. et al. (2019). Introduction to a class-based online writing environment: Gwrit (Game of Writing)." Digital Studies/Le Champ Numérique, 9(1).


Referred Abstracts

Zhang, J. & Quan-Haase, A. (May 2023). Experiences of resisting sexual violence through social media:  A comparative case study of Weibo and Zhihu. The 73rd Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference. Toronto.

Mendes, K., Hollingshead, W., Nau, C., Zhang, J., Quan-Haase, A. (May 2023). The Evolution of #MeToo: A Comparative Analysis of Vernacular Practices Across Languages. The 73rd Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference. Toronto. 

Patel, M.-G., Zhang, J., Falahatpisheh, S., Assari, M., & Quan-Haase, A. (May 2023). Influencer’s use of social media for feminist digital activism. Paper presentation at the Canadian Sociological Association Congress 2023. 

      Zhang, J. and Quan-Haase, A. (2022). WeChat: Methods and best research practices (Tutorial). The 12th International Conference on Social Media & Society, Online.

Zhang, J. (2021). From anger to solidarity: Feminist responses during COVID-19 in China. The 2021 Congress of the Humanities and Social Science | The 2021 Canadian Sociological Association (CSA-SCS) Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

Nau, C., Quan-Haase, A., and Zhang, J. (2021). #MeToo: The affective dimension of a hashtag movement on Twitter. The 2021 Congress of the Humanities and Social Science | The 2021 Canadian Sociological Association (CSA-SCS) ConferenceUniversity of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

Zhang, J. & Nau, C. (2021). Real Emotions in an Online Network A Case Study of #whyididntreport Campaign on Twitter. The 17th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

Panels and Workshops

Kasimov, A., Leskovac, M., Pauls, M., Zhang, J. (June 2023). Being Online: A Conversation About Doing Digital Sociology (Panel). The Annual Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) Conference. Toronto.  

Pauls, M., Zhang, J., Leskovac, M., & Nevin, A. (2022). Being Online: Establishing Communities of Care for Digital Sociologists. Canada.