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Ph.D. Candidate in Communications (Minor: Sociology), University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

B.A. in Journalism & Media Studies, Thesis with Award, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Global Communication, Political Communication, Online Political Behaviors, Collective Action, Journalism


Wang, Y., & Sun, X. (2024). Marry or not for democracy and love: Dialogic framing in the Taiwan marriage equality movement and countermovement. Media, Culture & Society, 46(2), 235-251.

Sun, X., Wang, Y., & McLeod, D. (2023). National Identity vs. Traditional Culture: Framing the movement and countermovement of same-sex marriage in Taiwan. International Journal of Politics/Press.

Invited blog

Sun, X., Wang, Y., & McLeod, D. (July 2023). Same-sex marriage legislation in Taiwan and the meaning of democracy. SAGE Perspectives Blog.

Sun, X., & Rojas, H. (2021). Testing spiral of silence theory during COVID-19 in China: Perceived constraints on opinion climate and willingness to self-censor. WAPOR 74th Annual Conference (Virtual).

Sun, X. (2020). Comparing media system in East vs. East paradigm: The case of China and Japan. The 70th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference (Virtual).

Sun, X. (2019). Does political generation matter? Examining the role of the Internet use in four modes of political participation in Taiwan. The 2019 International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) Annual Conference. Madrid, Spain.

Wang, Y., & Sun, X. (2019). Legalizing same-sex marriage for our nation: Dialogic framing in the Taiwan Marriage Equality Movement. The 2019 American Sociological Association (ASA) Media Sociology Pre-conference. LIM College, NYC. USA.

Sun, X., Wang, Y. & McLeod, D. (2019). National Identity vs. Traditional Value: Framing same-sex marriage movement in Taiwan. The 69th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference. Washington DC, USA.

Sun, X. (2017). Polarization between Asahi Shimbun and Yomiuri Shimbun: Framing the legislation for peace and security. The 2017 Spring the Japan Society for Studies in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference. Niigata, Japan.

Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Journalism 566: Communication and Public Opinion

Journalism 201: Introduction to Mass Communication

Journalism 162: Mass Media in Multicultural America

Sociology 138: Sociology of Gender

Sociology 120: Marriage and Family

Sociology 210: Survey to Sociology

Sociology 351: Introduction to Survey Methods for Social Research

Japanese 103/355: First Semester Japanese

Teaching Assistant, Ritsumeikan University

International Journalism

Entertainment Industry

Media Literacy

Journalism and News Production

Dissertation Fellowship, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UW-Madison

International Communication Research Group, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UW-Madison

School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UW-Madison

RU-SES Scholarship for International Students, Ritsumeikan University

JASSO Honors Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan

IKUEI Scholarship TYPE A & TYPE B, Graduate School of Sociology, Ritsumeikan University

Ritsumeikan University Alumni Association Scholarship

SRGC Conference Presentation Award, Graduate School, UW-Madison

Dean's Award for Excellent Undergraduate Thesis, College of Social Science, Ritsumeikan University

Champion of the 5th President's Cup Japanese Speech Contest, Wakayama University, Japan. Title: At the Bus Station

Reviewer, Communication Crossroad Conference, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, UW-Madison

Reviewer, International Communication Association (ICA) Annual Conferences

Proofreading, "Journalism, 'Fake News' & Disinformation: Handbook for Journalism and Training" (English to Japanese), UNESCO

Reception Assistance, the 71th World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) Annual Conference, Marrakesh, Morocco.


Data Analysis: SPSS, R, Stata

Languages: Chinese, Japanese, English

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