What I'm up to
I am currently in Brisbane, Australia, for the Association of Internet Researchers conference (#AoIR2019) where I will be presenting a paper as part of the 'WhatsApp: Safe space for activism or haven of information disorder? The view from SouthEast Asia' panel at 11am on October 2, 2019.
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.