What I'm up to
I was recently in Brisbane, Australia, for the Association of Internet Researchers conference (#AoIR2019) where I presented a paper as part of the 'WhatsApp: Safe space for activism or haven of information disorder? The view from SouthEast Asia' panel.
My latest journal article has been published (open access) in Social Media + Society. (Co-authored with Amelia Johns, May 2019) Feeling the Chill: Bersih 2.0, State Censorship, and “Networked Affect” on Malaysian Social Media 2012–2018. Click here to read the article.
I am currently co-Principal Investigator on the Decoding the Weaponisation of Popular Culture on Whatsapp in Singapore and Malaysia project, funded by the Facebook Integrity Foundational Research Award.
I have recently submitted my thesis at the University of Nottingham, UK, and am waiting on my PhD viva. View my university profile here .
In 2017, to commemorate a decade of my column The Bangsar Boy, a book titled Growing Up in KL: 10 years of The Bangsar Boy was published by MPH Publishing. The book features a collection of my past articles, a couple of original pieces as well as commentary from a host of friends and colleagues responding to my work.