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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. 


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. DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2022.2041694

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. DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2022.2027496

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. DOI:10.1145/3328529.3328563.

Zhang, J. et al. (2019). Introduction to a class-based online writing environment: Gwrit (Game of Writing)." Digital Studies/Le Champ Numérique, 9(1). DOI:10.16995/dscn.301.


Conference presentations

      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.

Panel Discussions

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