Perceived Internet Anonymity and Transgender Identity in Contemporary China
Songyin’s research interests are located in social media and gender. The intention of his proposed thesis is to examine if and how perceived Internet anonymity affects Chinese transgender individuals’ identity construction. Combining in-depth interviews and online surveys, the project aims to comprehensively understand the meaning of anonymity and identity for transgender people and furthermore, the politics of name and naming in the Internet era.
Supervisors: Dr Ellen Helsper and Professor Sarah Banet-Weiser
Before joining LSE, Songyin received a Bachelor degree in science and economics and a MA in communications from Peking University. Songyin is funded by the LSE studentship.