The Evolution of Intellectual Freedom

I'm presenting "The Evolution of Merlyna's a Critical Monkey's Intellectual Freedom" (bottom) . It was part of my last public lecture which basically attempted to provide an alternative imagination of possible career/life pathways. It's my take vis-a-vis a (valid) critic of the state of intellectual freedom in academia by a brilliant Jorge Cham/PhD comic in … Continue reading The Evolution of Intellectual Freedom

[Publication] Algorithmic Enclaves

"Algorithmic enclaves". I introduced this term in my 2017 article "Freedom to Hate" -- which was instantaneously coined during the Q&A after my talk in Stockholm earlier that year (thank you folks for asking me hard questions!)-- but didn't detail the concept yet. Having read that article, some supportive colleagues suggested me to write an … Continue reading [Publication] Algorithmic Enclaves

[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

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!

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

End of year sharing: all publications from 2018 [free download]

At the end of 2018, let me share you all files of my publications that were out this year. Here they are, feel free to download, share, and re-share. p.s. publications from previous years are available to download from here. ---- Lim, M. (2019). Disciplining Dissent:Freedom, Control, and Digital Activism in Southeast Asia, in R. … Continue reading End of year sharing: all publications from 2018 [free download]

Disciplining Dissent: Freedom, Control, and Digital Activism in Southeast Asia

I just published a piece titled “Disciplining Dissent: Freedom, Control, and Digital Activism in Southeast Asia” [PDF]. Urbanized parts of Southeast Asia have been places with the most vibrant digital activism for the past two decades. And, yet, the region has been marginalized from “global accounts” of the role of digital media and activism that … Continue reading Disciplining Dissent: Freedom, Control, and Digital Activism in Southeast Asia

[Publication] Dis/Connection: Internet infrastructure in Indonesia

Another publication is just out. Titled “Dis/Connection: The Co-Evolution of Sociocultural and Material Infrastructures of the Internet in Indonesia“, my latest article is part of the special issue #105 of Indonesia (published by Cornell University’s Southeast Asia Program) on “Infrastructures”. (The article is also published at JSTOR archive). About this article, I wrote: From warnet … Continue reading [Publication] Dis/Connection: Internet infrastructure in Indonesia