JI Li

JI Li

Visiting Researcher

E-mail: li.ji@rwi.lu.se

Prof. JI Li is a Professor at the School of Journalism and Communication of Wuhan University, China, and serves as the Dean of Broadcasting of the School of Journalism and Communication of Wuhan University. She was also an Adjunct Professor at Sanford School of Public Policy of Duke University in the US from 2018-2020. She is currently the Director of the Environmental and Science Communication Institute of the Center for Studies of Media Development at Wuhan University. Vice Chief of Women’s Research Institute of Wuhan University.

Prof. Ji is elected as the Vice Chair of the Global Communication and Public Diplomacy Association of the Chinese Association for History of Journalism and Mass Communication; Vice Chair of the Foreign History of Journalism Association of the Chinese Association for History of Journalism and Mass Communication; Vice Chair of Communication Theory Development Association of the Chinese Association for History of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Prof. Ji has abundant experience as visiting scholar around the world. She has been paying academic visits to universities in the US, UK, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Belgium, Chinese Hong Kong, and Chinese Taiwan. In 2008, she was elected as the representative of China to join the research project of the United States Institute on Journalism and Media, funded by the State Department. During 2015-2018, she was a member of international research groups on climate change and media and joined COP21 in the Paris research team to publish books on Journalism and the IPCC.

Prof. JI Li is among the first group of scholars in China to introduce and develop environmental communication in the academic field in China. She translated Environmental Communication and Public Sphere into Chinese, the first textbook on environmental communication worldwide by Robbert Cox. She published more than 50 journal papers in Chinese and English on environmental communication. She also undertook several national projects on environmental communication and media research. She also pays great attention to Women’s Research. She provides courses for university students on the Stereotype of Women in Media and wrote a textbook for university students on Women and Society in China.

Prof. JI has a great passion for running and participating in various projects with a combination of academic knowledge and concern for real problems in society. She has joined several international and local NGO projects to provide educational support for achieving goals. Among them, the recent project she is working on is providing clean water as public goods to help women living quality in the Immigrant Birds Protection Zone in Poyang Lake Area (the largest inland lake protection area in China).

Her research interest in visiting RWI is on how to empower local citizens into public participation and protect women’s rights with the goal of sustainable development of environmental protection zone in China.