Harry Yaojun Yan

Ph.D. student/Associate Instructor

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Research and Creative Interests

Political Entertainment, Media and public opinion, social psychology, Media and Social Class, Computational Methods,


I am a Ph.D. student/Associate Instructor of Media Arts and Sciences program, at the Media School, IU-Bloomington. My current research interests focus on the entertainment narratives of social and economic inequalities, and their roles in the public opinion formation process. I tend to approach the topics from a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives but primarily within the domain of social sciences (e.g., social psych, sociology, politic science, informatics and computational methods). I earned my M.A. in Media Studies, at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University, and two B.A. degrees, one from Nankai University, Tianjin, PRC, and the other from University of Macau.