What I'm up to
Currently, I am a co-investigator on a research project with the University of Huddersfield investigating Jeremy Corbyn and Labour Party supporters with regards to the 2019 UK General Election. This article written by Professor Cornel Sandvoss, the lead investigator, offers a preliminary take on our research.
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 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.
In 2019, colleagues and I started work on the project Decoding the Weaponisation of Popular Culture on Whatsapp in Singapore and Malaysia project, funded by the Facebook Integrity Foundational Research Award.
I completed my PhD studies at the University of Nottingham, UK, in 2019. My thesis is titled Cybertroopers and the online manipulation of political communication: The Barisan Nasional years . 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.