Wenhong Chen is an assistant professor in the Department of Radio-TV-Film, Moody College of Communication, at University of Texas at Austin. She earned her PhD in Sociology from the University of Toronto and was a SSHRC postdoctoral research fellow at Duke University. Her award-winning research has been focused on social implications of digital media and communication technologies. Her work has been funded by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Foundation for Science and Technology of Portugal, the Ford Foundation, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Advanced Micro Devices, Bell Canada, and the City of Austin. Dr. Chen has published in top-tier journals in the field of communication and media studies, management, and sociology such as Social Networks, Human Communication Research, Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), New Media and Society, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Journal of Broadcast and Electronic Media, Management and Organization Review, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, and Journal of Social and Health Behavior. Dr. Chen guest-edited the special issue “The Internet, Social Networks and Civic Engagement in Chinese Societies” for the journal Information, Communication & Society in 2014. She also co-edited the book Networked China: Global Dynamics of Digital Media and Civic Engagement (Routledge 2015).