About

Hi there, welcome to my homepage! I'm Abby QIN Youran 秦悠然, a Ph.D. student at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Having started my research journey investigating censorship, propaganda, and public opinions, I am, however, increasingly intrigued by emerging blockchain technologies, and find myself pondering over their social impact. A researcher focusing on censorship is, almost by default, suspicious of Big Brother. 'Where will blockchain take us when Big Brother is made obsolete' is my next question. I am exploring blockchain and its bizarre and fantastic new applications, humbly and passionately.

Besides research, I am teaching research methods at UW-Madison's Department of Psychology and working hard to accomplish my 36 books (11/36) new year resolution!