Durham University

Policy, Professions and Communities Research Group


Chong Zhang

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Chong started his Ph.D. study in October 2016. Before that, he had finished an MA Social Research Methods (Sociology) with distinction at Durham, and subsequently been working as a User-Researcher (UR) in an internet company and as a social researcher in Sharpen Research Institute in southern China. 

Field of study:

His research focuses on digital inequalities (especially the digital divide). Specifically, His Ph.D. research focuses on online learning, and its relationship with existing social inequality, specifically in the context of urban China, where an issue of inequality between rural migrants and urban citizens could be seen. 


conference presentation:

Chong, Z (2017) Knowledge gaining and political participation as a result of bypassing the Great Firewall? Digital inequality between the Chinese netizens on either side of the wall. Connected Life Conference 2017: Digitial Inequalities. Oxford University 

Please see: http://connectedlife.oii.ox.ac.uk/knowledge-gaining-and-political-participation-as-a-result-of-bypassing-the-great-firewall-digital-inequality-between-the-chinese-netizens-on-either-side-of-the-wall/

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