Research Fellow in Digital Media and Ethnography, University of Sydney

I have an interdisciplinary background in anthropology and development from my PhD and between 2011 and 2014 I was a postdoctoral researcher in Anthropology at University College London. My research from my postdoctoral fellow to my current role focusses on digital media practices in relation to regionally comparative mobilities, family relationships and gender. My books include Social Media in Trinidad (UCL Press, 2017), Visualising Facebook (Miller and Sinanan, UCL Press, 2017), Webcam (Miller and Sinanan, Polity, 2014) and How the World Changed Social Media (Miller et. al. 2016, UCL Press) I am on the editorial board of Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration (Intellect Books). My current research is on two case studies in mobile media and mobile livelihoods, where I am looking at FIFO workers in the Queensland mining industry and a comparative study on workers in the Everest tourism industry.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Fellow in Digital Media and Ethnography, University of Sydney

Education

  • 2013 
    University of Melbourne, Development Studies

Publications

  • 2017
    Visualising Facebook (with Daniel Miller), UCL Press
  • 2017
    Social Media in Trinidad, UCL Press
  • 2016
    How the World Changed Social Media (with Miller et. al.), UCL Press
  • 2014
    Webcam (with Daniel Miller), Polity

Grants and Contracts

  • 2011
    Why We Post
    Role:
    Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology
    Funding Source:
    European Research Council

Research Areas

  • Communication Technology And Digital Media Studies (200102)