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Dr Yan Wang

Formerly at Lancaster University

Research overview

I am a Lecturer in Digital Sociology at the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University. My research seeks to understand the issues relates to public opinion and political communications in cyberspace, state legitimacy and governance, as well as the redistribution of public goods. I’m especially interested in the social cleavage of public opinion in the digital world, moreover, how and why public opinion changes during state-society interactions. I also interested in the realisation of the public’s social rights and welfare equalisation from a comparative perspective. My methodological research interests include quantitative methods broadly, such as machine learning, causal identification, text analysis, and social network analysis. More information can be found on my personal website

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