• Ph.D. (University of Texas-Austin)

  • Associate Professor

  • Tsinghua University, School of Journalism and Communication

Research Interests

Media Sociology, New Media and Social Transformation, Global Communication


Communication Research Methods (undergrad), Media Law and Ethics (undergrad), Advanced News Gathering and Writing (graduate)


Dr. Dai received her bachelor's degree in history from Hunan Normal University, a master's degree in communication from Wuhan University, and a Ph.D. in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. She became a member of the Tsinghua University faculty since 2011. Dai’s research interests include media sociology, new media and social transformation, and global communication. Her academic research has been published in journals such as Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism Practice, and Asian Journal of Communication. She also serves as a reviewer for several academic journals. At Tsinghua she teaches both theoretical and skill courses at graduate and undergraduate levels, including Communication Research Methods, Media Law and Ethics, and Advanced News Gathering and Writing.