Shuaishuai Wang holds a Ph.D. in Media Studies from the University of Amsterdam and is a Lecturer in New Media and Digital Culture. His research lies at the intersection of platform studies, critical data and algorithm studies, digital economy and culture in the global context. In 2020, Shuaishuai received the ASCA Article Award for his research on Chinese gay live streaming platforms. He was awarded a seed grant from UvA's RPA Global Digital Cultures for the project From Performativity to Behavioral Data: The Algorithmic Configurations of Sexuality on Social Media in China. Focusing on TikTok/Douyin, his current research investigates the complex interplay of infrastructures, algorithms, creators/users, and platform companies in the global advancement of the digital culture industry.
Shuaishuai's work has been published in journals such as Information, Communication & Society, Media, Culture & Society, Feminist Media Studies, and Sexualities.
In the Media Studies Department, Shuaishuai teaches BA Thesis in Media and Information (Module: Data and Algorithms of Digital Platforms); Media Research (Modules: Internet Celebrity and Social Media; Digital Culture Industry); Current Themes in Media Studies (Module: Data and Algorithms of Digital Platforms); and Doing Media Studies.
Live Broadcasting Gay Banality Sixth Tone.
How a Dating App Helped a Generation of Chinese Come Out of the Closet The New York Times.