Jun Yu’s research agenda focuses on the intersection of datafication, digital platforms, social theory, and digital ethics. Specifically, his current research has two distinct yet interrelated strands: first, examining how algorithms and data practices are increasingly embedded in, thereby reweaving, the larger web of social and ethical relationships of solidarity, reciprocity, and recognition; second, investigating how data technologies – particularly those that track and categorise individuals – pose and institutionalise a threat to privacy. These are explored in a series of current and recently completed projects, such as his PhD thesis on social solidarity and algorithmic communication; the ongoing study of mediated visibility and recognition, and; the project The Price of Connection (with Professor Nick Couldry).
Jun Yu holds a PhD in Media and Communications from the LSE Department of Media and Communications. Before joining the department in 2015 as a PhD researcher, he was a research officer at the media regulatory body in South Korea, collaborating in a range of projects with the International Telecommunication Union. He holds two Master’s degrees: one in Sociology from the University of Cambridge and the other in Media and Communications from the LSE, and a Bachelor’s degree in Media and Communications from Goldsmiths, University of London. He is currently teaching at the Departments of Management, Media and Communications, and Sociology at the LSE.
- MC408: Theories and Concepts in Media and Communications I: Key concepts and interdisciplinary approaches
- MC499.2B: Dissertation and Study Skills Workshop
- SO102: Data in Society: Researching Social Life (Department of Sociology)
- MG213: Information Systems (Department of Management)