[Publication] Dis/connection in the Global South

Just published:Lim, M. (2020). The politics and perils of dis/connection in the Global South. Media, Culture & Society.https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443720914032 Using empirical vignettes of repression against minority groups in the Global South, in this essay I introduce the term ‘dis/connection’ into the existing discourse on disconnection to illustrate how the interplay between connection and disconnection serves as … Continue reading [Publication] Dis/connection in the Global South

On International Women’s Day

March 8th is the International Women’s Day. On this day, I’m deeply honoured to be recognized alongside these 9 amazing women. In my journey, from a little girl with red ribbons in Dayeuhkolot to who I am today, I am indebted to the generations of women before me who paved the way for all the … Continue reading On International Women’s Day

Hands: Medium & Massage

You’re invited! “Hands: Medium & Massage”, an art exhibit featuring the works of Merlyna Lim will be held from JANUARY 10 to FEBRUARY 12, 2019 | 10 JANVIER AU 12 FÉVRIER 2020 at Atrium Art GalleryGalerie d’art AtriumBen Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr., Nepean ON K2G 5K7Place-Ben-Franklin, 101 prom. Centrepointe, Nepean ON K2G 5K7Hours of … Continue reading Hands: Medium & Massage

Cyber-urban space

So, by the invitation of the editorial team, my term "cyber-urban space" is officially included in The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies (edited by Anthony M. Orum) The encyclopedia entry is available here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/…/10…/9781118568446.eurs0069 or, it's also available for free download from here https://bit.ly/30bXdbx Enjoy reading!

MoonWake, a Healing HeART

Half teasing, half serious, a dear friend sent me a call for artist for the University of Ottawa Heart Institute's "Healing HeART" ceiling tiles project. She wrote, "Found you a new purpose in life!"—suggesting what I could possibly do while being immobile for 2-3 months. She sent it on June 3rd. And, guess what? The … Continue reading MoonWake, a Healing HeART

It was an overwhelmingly sweet memory

“Princeton, in the summer, smelled of nothing, and although Ifemelu liked the tranquil greenness of the many trees, the clean streets and stately homes, the delicately overpriced shops, and the quiet, abiding air of earned grace, it was this, the lack of a smell, that most appealed to her ... She liked taking deep breaths … Continue reading It was an overwhelmingly sweet memory

Mobilizing Emotion, Not Knowledge

Carleton University's Faculty of Public Affairs runs a story of my research, as follows: Mobilizing Emotion, Not Knowledge As Canada prepares for a federal election, Canada Research Chair Professor Merlyna Lim is analyzing how social media users—human and otherwise—are mobilizing emotions rather than facts. In the months leading up to the Canadian election, Facebook accounts … Continue reading Mobilizing Emotion, Not Knowledge