Jiyoun Suk

Assistant Professor

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


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2021


Jiyoun Suk is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Connecticut, jointly appointed with the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. 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 different nuances and dynamics surrounding gendered political discourses in social media and their implications in a polarized media environment. For her second line of research, she looks at how social contexts and structural inequalities across geography and the networked media environment shape political opinions about different social groups. Her research has been published in Human Communication Research, Social Science Computer Review, Journal of Communication, 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
  • Mass Communication and Media Effects
  • 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