On 24-28 May, Dr. Bei Ju from the United Nations University Institute in Macau (UNU Institute in Macau) participated in the 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) held in Washington D.C. The event attracted more than 3,600 participants from all over the world.
Dr. Bei Ju presented a research paper titled WeChat Use by Mainland Chinese Dual Migrants in their Daily Border Crossing, which received the Top Paper Award from Mobile Communication Interest Group. This paper, co-authored with Dr. Hannah Thinyane from UNU Institute in Macau and Dr. Todd Sandel from University of Macau, summarizes the key findings of the research activity Mainland Chinese Dual Migrants which is undertaken within the Migrants Tech project at UNU Institute in Macau. It has been accepted for publication in Chinese Journal of Communication.
The conference provided an excellent opportunity for engaging with scholars and practitioners, and for seeking potential collaboration in academia.