Heesoo Jang

Heesoo Jang

Social Science Researcher

UNC-Chapel Hill

👋 About me

Hi! I’m a Ph.D. Candidate at the Hussman School of Journalism and Media, Univeristy of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I’m also a graduate affiliate with the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP). I’ll be joining the department of Journalism, University of Massachusetts Amherst as an Assistant Professor of Media Law and Ethics starting September 2024. It’s official!

I am a multidisciplinary scholar who studies artificial intelligence ethics and platform governance. I am passionate about my research because of its implications for equity and democracy.

👉 Op-eds

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics
  • Platform Governance
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations
  • Strategic Communication
  • Computational Mixed-method Research
  • Ph.D. in Communication, Expected 2024

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

  • M.A. in Communication, 2018

    Seoul National University, South Korea

  • B.A. in Media and Mass Communication, 2016

    Korea University, South Korea

  • B.B.A in Business Administration, 2016

    Korea University Business School, South Korea


Languages & Software

Python, SQL, R | SPSS, STATA, Qualtrics, MTurk


survey, experiment, content analysis, statistical analysis


interview/focus-group, textual analysis, grounded theory