Merlyna is an award winning author/researcher whose research interests revolve around societal implications of technology, particularly digital media and information technology. “Throughout her research career, Lim has looked at digital media in a wide range of contexts, including its influence on democracy, identity and religion, and civic spaces.”
Previously she was a Visiting Research Professor with Princeton University’s Center of Information Technology Policy and a Distinguished Scholar of Technology and Public Engagement at Arizona State University. She also has held positions as a visiting scholar at the KITLV Leiden – the Netherlands, a postdoctoral research associate at the Annenberg Center for Communication of the University of Southern California, and a Henry Luce Southeast Asia fellow with the East-West Center in Washington DC. Merlyna Lim completed her Ph.D. in University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands with a scholarship from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
Merlyna is also an award winning visual artist and an amateur musician/singer. She currently lives in Ottawa, ON
between the Princeton, NJ and Tempe, AZ with her award winning musician husband in a cozy house with a flower & vegetable garden, with many paintings, thousands of books, some house plants, a black old Steinway piano, a couple old violins, several guitars, one sitar, one trumpet, one banjo, one ukulele, one cajon, one pair of claves, one drum set, two flutes, and half a dozen harmonicas.