What I'm up to
For my PhD thesis – Cybertroopers and the online manipulation of political communication: The Barisan Nasional years – I am the recipient of the 2021 Best Dissertation Award by the Association of Internet Researchers.
My latest co-authored journal article – and 11-country comparative media study of the newspaper coverage of the 2016 Paralympic Games – has been published in Disability and Society. Click here to read the article.
My 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.
The report from a UNESCO/UNDP-funded research project I was part of mapping and reviewing online resources for young LGBTI+ youth and young key populations in the Asia-Pacific region has recently been published.
My book chapter – Malaysia: Disinformation as a response to the ‘opposition playground’ – has been published in From Grassroots Activism to Disinformation: Social Media in Southeast Asia, edited by Aim Sinpeng and Ross Tapsell and published by ISEAS Publishing, Singapore.
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.