Doctoral Students — Political Communication
Gibson is interested in how labor, especially civic labor, is practiced through digital platforms. Her interdisciplinary approach is informed theoretically by the sociology of labor, organizational studies, and STS. Gibson’s doctoral research focuses on the strategies that content moderators use to make sense of their work in light of competing industrial logics.
Lu’s research focuses on digital media, political communication, global communication, and Chinese politics. She uses large-scale digital data and cutting-edge computational methods like computer vision, along with qualitative methods such as ethnography into the advancement of social scientific theory and analysis. Lu is currently on the academic job market for a faculty position starting 2023.