Media & Civic Engagement
MASCLab's Media & Civic Engagement group explores issues concerning how people interact with media and make sense of themselves and the world around them. The group has a handful of teams that have focused their research at the intersection of news, social media and activism.
Lamboozled! Goes Digital!
Following the successful launch of the LAMBOOZLED! Card Game, we’re currently working on creating a digital version of the game! Utilizing the affordances of digital and online spaces, the team is exploring ways to increase interactivity, broaden the audience beyond youth, and to reflect the digital news ecosystem of today.
Lamboozled! Card Game
Short Video and News Team
This team's research focuses on exploring how Chinese youth engage with news content on China's short video platforms such as Douyin and WeChat. The study seeks to investigate Chinese youth's perspectives on social media within a wider communication and pop culture context. Moreover, we aim to contribute to the relatively limited research on Chinese social media studies in Western academia by providing a unique perspective on this topic
You can contact us via email:
Lisa Lei at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Red Team
Our project investigates how social media users advocate for women's issues in China, focusing on the activism against menstrual shaming on the social media platform Xiaohongshu, a culturally significant but understudied platform used primarily by women. It contributes to this gap by exploring the discourse around menstrual shaming on Xiaohongshu, as a lens into the dynamics of activism on this female-oriented platform.