Wenhong Chen

Assistant ProfessorPh.D., University of Toronto

Wenhong Chen



Wenhong Chen is an assistant professor in the Department of Radio-TV-Film, the College of Communication, at the University of Texas at Austin. She earned her PhD in Sociology from the University of Toronto. Before joining the faculty, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Duke University. Her research interests include the social implication of new information and communication technologies, social capital and social networks, and entrepreneurship. Her research has been funded by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Advanced Micro Devices, and Bell Canada. Among her awards are the IDEA Award (Research Promise Category), Entrepreneurship Division, Academy of Management and the Young Scholar Award of the International Association of Chinese Management Research. Dr. Chen’s work has been published in Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, Information, Communication & Society, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, City & Community, and Management and Organization Review. Collaborating with the Pew Internet and American Life Project, she is currently working on a project examining the implications of new communication technologies in the American workplace.

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