I am a PhD candidate at the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, working to discover the intellectual and social structures of the field. I am funded by UCL ORS (Overseas Research Scholarships) and my research interests lie primarily in citation network analysis and social network analysis, particularly, in Digital Humanities. Previously, I was awarded an MSc in Digital Humanities with Distinction by UCL, and my dissertation won the Stephen Robertson Prize for the best dissertation.
Currently, I am working actively as a research assistant at UCL Faculty of Arts & Humanities, and I have taken part in various research projects. I have worked for the Connected Curriculum project to develop diversified reading lists. I have been involved in website design and construction for projects, such as Black Legend and Bridge to China.
Also, I am a teaching assistant at UCL DIS, helping with different postgraduate modules, for instances, Internet Technology, XML, Digitisation, Digital Resources in the Humanities, Server Programming, and Electronic Publishing.
Moreover, I am a data standard editor at The Victoria and Albert Museum, constructing iconography thesaurus database by English and Chinese. I am also a communication editor for the journal Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, and a language editor for the journal Open Information Science.
Mahony, S. & Gao, J. (2019) 'Linguistic and Cultural Hegemony in the Digital Humanities', Proceedings of the Digital Humanities Congress 2018, Digital Humanities Institute, University of Sheffield. https://www.dhi.ac.uk/openbook/chapter/dhc2018-mahony (UCL Discovery)
Provisional Thesis Title:
Visualising the Digital Humanities Community Using Invisible College Research Model