Yutong Si is a doctoral candidate in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. Her dissertation research aims to develop a better understanding of how to design and implement policies that promote renewable energy deployment, phase out fossil fuels, and advance energy justice. She is passionate about utilizing computational text analysis and social network analysis in her research. She has written papers on fossil fuel companies’ climate communication strategies on Twitter, the policy processes of a low-income solar program in Massachusetts, and the co-authorship network around energy justice. Her ongoing dissertation project examines how advocacy organizations advance their policy agendas to support or oppose fossil fuels.
Country(ies) of SpecialtyUnited States China
Focus areas of expertiseClimate policy and politics Communications research Climate Justice Social Media
Si, Yutong, et al. “Fossil Fuel Companies’ Climate Communication Strategies: Industry Messaging on Renewables and Natural Gas.” Energy Research & Social Science, vol. 98, Apr. 2023, p. 103028. ScienceDirect.
Kane, Michael, et al. “Sharing in Future Electric Energy Systems.” Reengineering the Sharing Economy: Design, Policy, and Regulation, edited by Babak Heydari et al., Cambridge University Press, 2023, pp. 191–209. Cambridge University Press.
Kinol, Alaina, et al. “Climate Justice in Higher Education: A Proposed Paradigm Shift towards a Transformative Role for Colleges and Universities.” Climatic Change, vol. 176, no. 2, Feb. 2023, p. 15. DOI.org (Crossref).
Si, Yutong. “Co-Authorship in Energy Justice Studies: Assessing Research Collaboration through Social Network Analysis and Topic Modeling.” Energy Strategy Reviews, vol. 41, May 2022, p. 100859. DOI.org (Crossref).
Si, Yutong, and Jennie C. Stephens. “Energy Justice Through Solar: Constructing and Engaging Low-Income Households.” Frontiers in Sustainable Cities, vol. 3, 2021, p. 20.
Si, Yutong. “Implementing Targeted Poverty Alleviation: A Policy Implementation Typology.” Journal of Chinese Governance, Aug. 2020, pp. 1–16. DOI.org (Crossref).