Jiyoun Suk

Assistant Professor

Department of Communication and the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Institute


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison


Jiyoun Suk is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of
Connecticut, a core faculty member at the Program of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies,
and a faculty affiliate at the Center for mHealth and Social Media. In her research, she looks at
how the communication processes in the contemporary media environment shape civic trust,
activism, and political polarization, primarily employing computational methods.
Her first line of research examines how networked communications have the potential to bring
out voices of social justice and equality, as in the case of the #MeToo movement. She currently
looks at digital activism dynamics across social media platforms and cultures and implications in
a contemporary media and political environment. For her second line of research, she looks at
how local contexts and structural inequalities interact with the networked media environment
shape political opinions about different social groups. Her research has been published in
Human Communication Research, Journal of Communication, Social Science Computer Review,
Computational Communication Research, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication,
International Journal of Press/Politics, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, among
many others. Her work has received numerous awards, including top paper awards from the
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)’s Political
Communication Division and Mass Communication and Society Division.

Research Interests

  • Computational Social Science
  • Political Communication
  • Digital politics and gender
  • Social justice and activism

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Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-4383
Mailing Address337 Mansfield Rd, Unit 1259, Storrs, CT 06269
Office Location206 ARJ