Works in progress listed here.
Research accolades, publications, presentations, service, and press under the RESEARCH tab above.
[paper] “Happy #monthsary babe!: Vernacular readings and practices of monthsaries among young couplings on social media.” International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, San Diego. May 25-29, 2017. [via video-conferencing]
[paper] “Ah-boys and Unkes: Authoring and Reading Alternative Digital Masculinities in Singapore.” ICA Preconference Digital Asia: Recent Research and Practice, International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, San Diego. May 25-29, 2017. [via video-conferencing, with Liew Kai Khiun (Nanyang Technological University)]
[panelist] “Studying Communitainment: mapping a research agenda for the Social Media Entertainment industry.” International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, San Diego. May 25-29, 2017. [via video-conferencing]
[paper] “Gay and famous on YouTube: Australian Influencers, Discursive activism, and Queer networks of microcelebrity.” Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference, Sydney. July 5-7, 2017.
[panelist] “Postgraduate/Early Career Researcher Day.” Australian and New Zealand Communication Association (ANZCA) Conference, Sydney. July 5-7, 2017.
[guest professor] “Digital Living: Identities and Complexities Summer School.” Aarhus University, Denmark. July 31-August 11, 2017. <Link>
WORKS UNDER REVIEW
[journal article] Grief hype-jacking: Influencers, Attention Economies, and the Commodification of Grief
[journal article] Si Gin Na (“Brat”): Social Media & the juvenile insolence in Singapore – with Liew Kai Khiun (Nanyang Technological University)
[journal article] History of the digital camera in Singapore 1994-2006 – with Connor Graham (Asia Research Institute)
[journal article] #nofilter, #inreallife: Influencers and Porous Authenticity on Instagram
[journal article] Privacy for Profit: Influencers, Personae and the Lifecycle of Commoditized Privacy
[book chapter] Practices, Privacy, and Privileges: Conducting Research on Tumblr – with Akane Kanai (University of Newcastle) and Matthew Hart (La Trobe University)
[commentary] Leisuring labour: A feminist critique of mommyblogging – with Renee M Powers (University of Illinois Chicago)
[commentary] Switching ‘On’ – Lifestyle bloggers’ imagery of class and intimacy
An oral history of punk in Singapore – with Liew Kai Khiun (Nanyang Technological University) in partnership with The Substation
Digital folklore in Singapore – in partnership with the Asia Research Institute
Cultures of YouTube in Asia
The commodification of weddings and aspirational housing
Aspirational tensions: Young couples and homemaking in a tightly regulated ecology
Young people and grief in digital spaces
Not just a pretty boy: Male Influencers in a hyperfeminized economy
WORKS IN PROGRESS
[monograph] Buymylife.com: Vernacular commerce, creation, and culture in Singapore blogshops
[edited book] Fame and microcelebrity on the web – with Megan Lindsay Brown (Arizona State University)
[special issue] Private messages from the field: Moral confessions and ethical dilemmas in digital ethnography – with Gabriele de Seta (Academia Sinica)
[journal article] Understanding Travelogues: An Orientalist Imaginary of South East Asia? – with Connor Graham (Asia Research Institute)
[book chapter] Gruesome intimacies: The anatomy of plastic surgery advertorials