about

My name is Lokman Tsui. I am currently a Research Fellow with the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, at the University of Toronto.

I was formerly an Assistant Professor at the School of Journalism and Communication of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2014-2021). I research free expression and internet policy. From 2011 to 2014, I was the Head of Free Expression for Asia and the Pacific at Google. Before I joined Google, I was an Assistant Professor in Media and Communication at City University of Hong Kong from 2010-2011. I received my PhD degree from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania; my dissertation received the Gene Burd Journalism Research Prize for Best Dissertation in Journalism Studies.

I was a Faculty Associate (2015-17) and a Fellow (2008-9) at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. I am also co-editor of The Hyperlinked Society: Questioning Connections in the Digital Age (2008) together with Dr. Turow. I was guest editor of China Information for a theme issue on the socio-political impact of the Internet in China.