Hannah Waight

Postdoctoral Fellow  ·   hw3249@nyu.edu

Hannah Waight is a Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU’s Center for Social Media and Politics. Hannah studies state media coordination and manipulation in non-democratic contexts, especially contemporary China. She is particularly interested in what makes state propaganda visible and what makes state propaganda spread. Hannah has also previously written on the sociology of knowledge and the history of social thought. Hannah received her Ph.D. from Princeton University's sociology department in May 2022. She also has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in East Asian Studies, both from Harvard University. In fall 2024, she will join the department of sociology at the University of Oregon as an assistant professor.