Born and raised in China, Lin “Veronica” Sun is a communication technologies scholar whose research investigates critical roles of digital technology in forming online communities and organizing collective action. Her current project explores cyber-nationalism in contemporary China and ways in which online actors perform grassroots connective actions that creatively negotiate state agendas and reinforce nationalism as an overriding moral standard. The work engages critical debates on the nature of online activism, critical technology studies, and theories of the public sphere.
Sun earned her Ph.D. in communication studies at the University of Iowa, having previously received an M.A. in media, culture, and communication at New York University, and a B.A. in communication studies and B.B.A. in marketing at the University of Iowa.