Yu Jeong Hwang

Graduate Teaching Associate
Ph.D. Student
Yu Jeong Hwang

Office: Communication 111
Office Hours: Fall 2023 | Tues 11:00am-1:00pm via Zoom & by appt

Yu Jeong Hwang is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication at the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on political communication and social media. She is interested in hate speech online including misogyny, and how it interacts with political communication. Yu Jeong also explores the area of health communication with an emphasis on how partisanship and politics affect health-related decisions.

Before joining the University of Arizona, Yu Jeong worked in South Korean politics for ten years as an advisor, building most of her career in the National Assembly. She served various national-level election campaigns including presidential ones as a PR officer in charge of social media campaigns.

She holds a master’s degree in international relations from Peking University, China, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and diplomacy from Yonsei University, Korea.

Research Interests

  • Political communication
  • Election campaigns
  • Social media
  • Online hate speech
  • Health communication


Kim, D. H., Lim, T. H., Hwang, Y. J., & Kim, S. (Accepted). Predicting support for COVID-19 policies with partisan media use and negative emotion: Evidence from the U.S. and South Korea. Journal of Health Communication.


  • Master of International Relations, Peking University, China
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Diplomacy, Yonsei University, Korea