Ziyu Long

Contact Information

Phone: 970-491-2206

Email: Ziyu.Long@colostate.edu

Office: A225 Behavioral Sciences Building

Role: Faculty

Position: Assistant Professor

Area of Study: Relational and Organizational Communication


Ziyu Long is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Communication in the Relational and Organizational Communication Area. She teaches classes in organizational, group, and career communications as well as quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Ziyu’s research interests include career, mentoring, entrepreneurship, and gendered organizing in today’s globalized and digitalized workplace. Her current projects investigate career resilience and resistance practices of women entrepreneurs in China, Denmark, and the United States; graduate student parents’ negotiation of work-life issues; the enactment of new career forms afforded by digital technology; and inclusivity and mentoring in higher education with a focus on the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

Ziyu’s research has appeared in such outlets as Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Women’s Studies in Communication, Journal of Business and Technical CommunicationCommunication EducationThe Electronic Journal of Communication, as well as a number of edited books and conference proceedings.


Ph.D., Purdue University; M.A., Purdue University; B.A., Communication University of China


Full text for most articles available at: https://colostate.academia.edu/ZiyuLong

Long, Z. (2016). A feminist ventriloquial analysis of “Hao Gongzuo”(good work): Politicizing Chinese Post80s women’s constructions of meanings of work. Women’s Studies in Communication, 39, 422-441. doi: 10.1080/07491409.2016.1224991

Long, Z., Buzzanell. P.M., & Kuang, K. (2016). Positioning work amid discontinuities and continuities: Chinese Post80s workers’ dialogical constructions of meanings of work. Management Communication Quarterly, 30, 532-556. doi: 10.1177/0893318916636237

Long, Z. (2016). Managing legitimacy crisis for state-owned non-profit organization: A case study of the Red Cross Society of China. Public Relations Review, 42, 372-374. doi: 10.1016/j.pubrev.2015.09.011

Long, Z., Buzzanell, P.M., Wu, M., Mitra, R., Kuang, K., & Suo, H. (2015). Global communication for organizing sustainability and resilience. China Media Research, 11, 67-77. Retrieved from http://www.chinamediaresearch.net/

Buzzanell, P.M., Long, Z., Anderson, L.B., Kokini, K., & Batra, J.C. (2015). Mentoring in academe: A feminist poststructural lens on stories of women engineering faculty of color. Management Communication Quarterly, 29, 440-457. doi:10.1177/0893318915574311. OSCLG Anita Taylor Outstanding Published Article Award.

Duval-Couetil, N., & Long, Z. (2014). Career impacts of entrepreneurship education: How and when students intend to utilize entrepreneurship in their professional lives. Journal of Business & Entrepreneurship, 26, 63-87. Journal of Small Business Management Editor’s Choice Award.

Long, Z., Buzzanell, P.M., Anderson, L.B., Batra. J.C., Kokini, K., & Wilson, R.F. (2014). Episodic, network, and intersectional mentoring: Taking a communicative stance on mentoring in the workplace. In E. Cohen (Ed.), Communication Yearbook 38 (pp. 390-414). New York, NY: Routledge.

Long, Z., Kuang, K., & Buzzanell, P.M. (2013). Legitimizing and elevating telework: Chinese constructions of a nonstandard work arrangement. Journal of Business and Technical Communication, 27, 243-262. doi:10.1177/1050651913479912

Curriculum Vitae

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SPCM 232: Group Communication

SPCM 433: Communication in Organizations

SPCM 479: Capstone: Constituting Career in Everyday Life

SPCM 633: Discourse, Work, and Organization

SPCM 638: Communication Research Methods