Research interests: Information and Communication Technologies, Internet and platform governance, social media, digital rights, Chinese politics, Canada-China relations, Asian diaspora communities and identity politics.
Geographical focus: Asia Pacific with a particular interest in China
Academic background: Communications & political science trained
Research methods and tools: qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis (STATA, SPSS), social media research (NodeXL, Gephi, ForSight)
"From Within: Improving Canadians' Attitudes Towards China" (Co-authored with Karl Yan), Moving Forward: Issues in Canada-China Relations, 2015, 103-110.
Ruan, Lotus, Masashi Crete-Nishihata, Jeffrey Knockel, Ruohan Xiong, and Jakub Dalek. “The Intermingling of State and Private Companies: Analysing Censorship of the 19th National Communist Party Congress on WeChat.” The China Quarterly, 2020, 1–30. doi:10.1017/S0305741020000491.
- initiated ty the Institute of Asian Research & the Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering at the University of British Columbia
- focuses on continuing efforts, begun in 2014, to consider the implementation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative application in Mongolia
Big data in China and the battle for privacy, Published on Australian Strategy Policy Institute