I am Assistant Professor of Political Communication and New Media in the Department of Communications and New Media & Director of Digital Campaign Asia Project, & Principal Investigator at the Centre for Trusted Internet and Community at the National University of Singapore (NUS). I have considerable international experience living and working in diverse cultural settings in Asia, Europe and America. I use both qualitative and quantitative computational approaches in my research that range from newsroom observation studies, media content and sentiment analysis, to surveys, experiments and public opinion research.

I am interested in the future of democracy globally in this era of disinformation and social media. I pay special attention to developments in the Asian region, from South Asia to Southeast Asia, and how the changing information environment impacts democratic societies. I have three complementary research areas as follows: (1) media, politics and mobilization; (2) elections, digital campaigns and misinformation; (3) digital disruption caused by new technologies including artificial intelligence and how they are affecting society and politics.

I serve on several advisory boards including New Public, which aims to build more flourishing, public-friendly digital spaces. I also serve on the editorial board of the International Journal of Press/Politics, Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, and have been elected as International Liaison for the ICA Political Communication Division.

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