Junyi Lv received her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Southern California. Coming from a Chinese coal town that experienced boom and then decline, she studies coal and energy communities in transition. In her dissertation research, she did inter-referencing fieldwork in her hometown and eastern Kentucky on local precariousness and resilience. Her research aims to facilitate energy communities’ mutual communication and learning in the global context. She has also studied China’s livestreaming industries and online communities broadly.

Last Updated: October 12, 2023



Are Staying in the U.S. or Returning to China Mutually Exclusive?

Wendy Zhou, Zizhu Zhang & more
The past several years have seen declines in both the number of Chinese students studying in the U.S. and U.S. students studying China. We asked Chinese students studying, or who have recently completed their studies, in the U.S. why they chose to...