Yi Zhu

Communication - Asst. Prof.

Office: Wishart 003
Phone: 330-287-1946
Email: yzhu@wooster.edu
Pronouns: He/Him/His

Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Communication, Michigan State University
  • M.A. in Communication, Michigan State University
  • B.A. in Communication, University of Colorado-Denver & International College Beijing at China Agricultural University

Courses Taught

  • COMM 152: Public Speaking
  • COMM 311: Theories of Human Communication

Publications

  • Bresnahan, M. J., Yan, X., Zhu, Y., &, Hussain, S. A. (2019). The impact of narratives on attitudes toward Muslim immigrants in the U.S. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 48, 400-415. doi:10.1080/17475759.2019.1649294
  • Zhuang, J., Bresnahan, M. J., Sun, S., Zhu, Y., & Yan, X. (2019). The impact of generativity awareness on mid-to-old-age smokers in China. Journal of Health Communication: International Perspectives, 24, 303-310. doi:10.1080/10810730.2019.1601301
  • Zhuang, J., Bresnahan, M. J., Yan, X., Zhu, Y., Goldbort, J., & Bogdan-Lovis, L. (2019). Keep doing the good work: Impact of coworker and community support and stigma on continuation of breastfeeding. Health Communication, 34, 1270-1278. doi:10.1080/10410236.2018.1476802
  • Zhu, Y., & Bresnahan, M. J. (2018). Collective face, politeness strategies, and discomfort: Communication of American domestic students and Chinese international students. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 47, 141-159. doi:10.1080/17475759.2018.1438304
  • Zhu, Y., & Bresnahan, M. J. (2018). “They make no contribution!” versus “We should make friends with them!” --- American domestic students’ perception of Chinese international students’ reticence and face. Journal of International Students, 8, 1614-1635. doi:10.5281/zenodo.1467817
  • Zhuang, J., Bresnahan, M. J., Zhu, Y., Yan, X., Bogdan-Lovis, L., Goldbort, J., & Haider, S. (2018). The impact of coworker support and stigma on breastfeeding after returning to work. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 46, 491-508. doi:10.1080/00909882.2018.1498981
  • Zhuang, J., Bresnahan, M. J., Zhu, Y., Sun, S., & Nelson, J. (Accepted with revisions). Explore culturally salient anti-smoking messages for Chinese hardcore smokers. Submitted to Health Promotion International.
  • Bresnahan, M. J., Zhuang, J., Zhu, Y., Anderson, J., Nelson, J., & Yan, X. (2018). The ‘Pumpgate’ incident: Stigma against pumping breastmilk in the workplace. Women & Health, 58, 451-465. doi:10.1080/03630242.2017.1306608
  • Bresnahan, M. J., Zhuang, J., Zhu, Y., Nelson, J., & Yan, X. (2018). How is stigma communicated? Use of negative counterarguments to communicate stigma. Stigma and Health, 3, 219-228. doi:10.1037/sah0000091
  • Anderson, J., Zhu, Y., Zhuang, J., Bresnahan, M. J., Nelson, J., & Yan, X. (2017). Metaphors that convey weight-based stigma in political news: A case study of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. European Review of Applied Psychology, 67, 139-146. doi:10.1016/j.erap.2016.12.007
  • Bresnahan, M. J., & Zhu, Y. (2017). Interpersonal communication and relationships across cultures. In L. Chen (Ed.), Intercultural communication (pp. 199-218). Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Bresnahan, M. J., Zhuang, J., Anderson, J., Zhu, Y., & Viken, G. (2017). “Governor of the House of Pancake”: A content analysis of the political framing of Chris Christie’s size in online news media. Fat Studies, 6, 2-16. doi:10.1080/21604851.2016.1129930
  • Bresnahan, M. J., Zhuang, J., Zhu, Y., Anderson, J., & Nelson, J. (2016). Obesity stigma and negative perceptions of political leadership competence. American Behavioral Scientist, 60, 1362-1377. doi:10.1177/0002764216657383

Research Interests

Face and facework, intercultural communication and conflicts, international students, stigma related to language proficiency and health, online streaming and broadcasting, and videogames.

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • National Communication Association
  • International Communication Association