Qiuyan Guo

Qiuyan Guo

Doctoral Student

PhD, Library and Information Science, University of Illinois (in progress)

Research focus

My research interests focus on information literacy and readership, information behavior, fan participation and practices, and cultural studies. My current project applies qualitative research methods to explore contemporary celebrity fans’ information behaviors on social media, including their behavioral patterns, motivations, rationales, interactions, social influence, and fans’ own understandings and critical awareness of different information and fandom. I am also interested in comics and cultural studies, especially in the evaluation of cultural elements reflected in comics and comic-related quantitative data analysis and representation.

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