Haiqing Yu

Professor Haiqing Yu is an ARC Future Fellow (2021-2025) and Vice-Chancellor’s Principal Research Fellow at the Digital Ethnography Research Centre, School of Media and Communication, RMIT University. She is also an Associate Investigator of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society.

Haiqing is a critical media studies scholar with expertise on Chinese digital media, communication and culture and their sociopolitical and cultural impact in China, Australia and the Asia Pacific. She has published in the areas of digital media and internet studies, social studies of technology and digital economy, journalism, gender, sexuality, disability, youth culture, health communication, diaspora studies, and Chinese studies. She is currently working on projects related to China’s digital expansion and influence in Australasia, Chinese-language digital/social media in Australia, the social implications of China’s social credit system, and social studies of digital technologies in the Chinese context.

Haiqing is the co-editor of the “Digital China” book series (with Michael Keane, Anthem Press), and an editorial board member of the Sage journal Global Media World and China. She supervises projects in the areas of Chinese and Asian media, communication, and cultural studies.


Method Lab 

DERC's flagship space for testing innovative methods for studying data, digital culture, and disruptive tech.

Digital Domesticity, Sustainability, and the Everyday

Digital Domesticity, Sustainability, and the Everyday examines the role of everyday life practices and homes as increasingly central hubs of digital engagement and smart infrastructure.

Automation and Social Futures

Automation and Social Futures engages with the ethical, political, social, organisational, cultural and governance implications of machine learning, algorithmic decision-making and digital infrastructures.

Digital Inclusion, Mobility, and Activism

The research program examines the challenges and potentials of digital participation as this relates to access and inclusion, connectivity, networks and political activism, gig or micro work, and mobility and migration.


DERC Researcher Haiqing Yu awarded ARC Future Fellowship

August 2, 2020

Haiqing Yu's project examines the development of the social credit system in China from a cultural and social perspective.