Wenhong Chen

Associate Professor | School of Journalism and Media

Dr. Wenhong Chen is an associate professor of media studies and sociology, the founding co-director of Center for Entertainment and Media Industries, and a Distinguished Scholar in the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas at Austin. Her current research examines how U.S. and Chinese AI policies affect tech and media entrepreneurship.

Dr. Chen earned her PhD in sociology from the University of Toronto in Canada and was a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at Duke University. She has more than 90 publications, including articles in top-ranked journals in the fields of communication and media studies, sociology, and management. Dr. Chen’s research has received awards from the Academy of Management, International Association of Chinese Management Research, American Sociological Association, International Communication Association, and National Communication Association. Her research has focused on digital media technologies in entrepreneurial and organizational settings, supported by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, the Ford Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Foundation of Science and Technology of Portugal, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the East-West Center, the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Advanced Micro Devices, Bell Canada, and the City of Austin among others. She served as the chair of the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology Section of American Sociological Association in 2017-2018.