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Research Fellow in Internet Studies, Curtin University

Susan Leong is Early Career Research Fellow with Curtin University in Western Australia, and author of New Media and the Nation in Malaysia: Malaysianet (2014). She is currently working on a monograph with Thor Kerr on Asian-Australian relations.

Susan's other research projects focus on business migration from China into Australia, Asian new media including Chinese social media, ethno-religious minorities and co-existence in Malaysia and Singapore. Susan has published in Critical Asian Studies, New Media & Society, Crossings as well as Continuum on the notion of Internet time, Malaysia’s Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) mega project, the theoretical frameworks of social imaginaries and franchise nation and the Australian-Chinese diaspora.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Media and Communication, Queensland University of Technology
  • –present
    Early Career Research Fellow in Internet Studies, Curtin University


  • 2008 
    Curtin University, PhD/Internet Studies

Research Areas

  • Migrant Cultural Studies (200208)
  • Media Studies (200104)
  • Communication Technology And Digital Media Studies (200102)