Tianting Zhang

Doctoral Student

TIANTING ZHANG is a doctoral student focusing on media sociology. Her research interests include gender representation in media content, feminist journalism, visual communication, and cultural studies. She’s also interested in the emergence of feminist voices in digital media with the framework of digital citizenship. She hopes to delve into how female journalists negotiate their professional identities with the rise of digital activism on social media.

Zhang received her master’s degree (2021) in Journalism from the University of Missouri with an emphasis in documentary journalism. Her master’s thesis addresses audience perception of female characters in Chinese documentaries. The research examines whether viewers’ cultural backgrounds affect their meaning-making process and whether different narratives affect the audiences’ perceptions.

Updated: September 1, 2021