Digital Ethnography Research Symposium 2023

Event Date: February 27, 2023The Garden Building, Building 10, Level 6RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Digital transformations and technologies have potentially profound impacts. This year’s invite-only Digital Ethnography Research symposium features selected papers by 13 doctoral candidates at various stages of their PhD programmes who will present their research and discuss the possibilities and challenges for using digital ethnography as an approach.

Authors and Papers

Minoli Wijetunga, Monash University, Melbourne“I’m done with ethics”: Administrative Requirements vs Responsible Research from an Early Career Researcher Perspective

Deborah Dike, Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), University of Bayreuth, GermanyVisual Representations of the Sociopolitical on Nigerian Twitter: Jack’s #EndSARS Emoji, the Nigerian Meme of Gratitude, and the Nigerian Question of Loyalty

Chansereiyut Cheng, School of Global, Urban, and Social Studies, RMIT University, MelbourneGendered vulnerabilities and adaptation to climate change of male and female headed households of Tonle Sap riverine communities

Monika Singh, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT),Delhi, IndiaRe-partnerships in late life: Study of intimacy among older adults in India

Laura Good, University of SydneySurveillance, skills and status: Digital technologies and gender in frontline retail work

Luis Hernando Lozano Paredes-Martínez, University of Technology SydneyGoverning new spaces: Drivers, Users and ‘Creole’ platforms in Bogotá, Colombia

Ben Zheng, University of Michigan, Ann ArborThe Labor of Training Al: Data Infrastructure, Mobility, and Marginality

Edoardo Lomi, Department of Management, Society and Communication, Copenhagen Business SchoolEthnography after Computation, Computation before Ethnography

Jope Tarai, Australian National University, Canberra Digital Politics in Fiji and the impact of social media

Tito Ambyo, School of Media and Communication, RMIT University, MelbourneUrban Supernatural Stories on Indonesian YouTube: On the Possibility of Life in Digital Ruins

Haryo Pambuko Jiwandono, School of Media and Communication, RMIT University, MelbourneMobile League: Understanding mobile games e-sports as an Indonesian popular culture

Srikanth Nayaka, Institute of Information Technology Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India“Our Life is Our Content”: YouTube, Cultural Production, and Creative Labour in Rural South India. 

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