Political participation and identity of the younger Taiwanese generation on Facebook
Echoed with her concern about Taiwan’s young democracy, Ssu-Han's research interest lies in political participation in a broad sense. She plans to study how Taiwanese youngsters consume and produce information on political issues on social media as well as how they form and develop the Taiwanese identity along the way. She is particularly interested in the creators and audiences of Facebook groups, which centre on political parodies and satires.
Supervisors: Professor Sonia Livingstone and Dr Ellen Helsper
Ssu-Han studied English and Japanese for her BA degree. In the final year of her undergraduate study, she was an exchange student in the Department of Communication at University of Jyväskylä. Between her first Master’s degree in Journalism at National Taiwan University (NTU) and the second one in Media and Communications at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), she worked as a research assistant with Dr. Chiu on health communication in the Department of Bio-Industry Communication and Development, NTU. During this period of time, she witnessed and participated in the Sunflower Movement of 2014 and the Anti-black-box Curriculum Movement of 2015. Since then, she have been interested in studying political participation and identity.