Jianing Li

Jianing Li
Assistant Professor


contact information

Office: CIS 3030
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


Dr. Jianing Li (PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of South Florida. Her work examines the intersection of mis/disinformation, contentious politics, and social inequality. She specializes in computational methods, quantitative methods, and mixed-methods.

Dr. Li’s work has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Communication, Human Communication Research, Political Communication, Mass Communication and Society, and Social Media + Society. Her work also appeared in edited collections including The Routledge Companion to Media Disinformation and Populism (2021), Cambridge Elements in Politics and Communication (2022), and “An Epidemic on My People”: Religion in the Age of COVID-19 (forthcoming), as well as in public-facing outlets including The Washington Post, Brookings TechStream, and MediaWell.

Dr. Li has been funded by the Social Science Research Council, the International Fact-Checking Network, and the Knight Foundation, and has received top paper awards from the International Communication Association and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

research areas

Mis/Disinformation, Contentious Politics, Social Inequality, Computational Methods, Quantitative Methods, Mixed-methods