Yang Xu, M.A.

Faculty of Social Sciences · University of Helsinki, Finland — PhD Student

Research Areas

  • Communications Theory
  • Cultural Analysis
  • Media Policy and Regulation
  • Media, Information and Communication Technology
  • Political Communication
  • Social Media

Ongoing Projects


I am a doctoral candidate in Social Sciences at the University of Helsinki with a background in media and communication studies. My doctoral project explores norms and values for internet governance in the US, Europe, and China. My current research focus is on TikTok and governance where I am interested in creative media practices on TikTok and TikTok's regulatory practices.