[bold: ALiGN researchers and affiliates]





  • Mitchell, S. S., & Beanlands, J. (2020). Rethinking Risk Communication: Lessons From a Pandemic. TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies41, 88-95.
  • Lim, M. (2020). Algorithmic enclaves: Affective politics and algorithms in the neoliberal social media landscape. In M. Boler & E. Davis (eds.), Affective Politics of Digital Media: Propaganda by Other Means (pp. 186-203). [Download PDF]
  • Lim, M. (2020). The politics and perils of dis/connection in the Global South (Crosscurrent: The Limits and Boundaries of Digital Disconnection). Media, Culture & Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/0163443720914032 [Download PDF]




  • Dobson, K. & Knezevic, I. 2017. ‘Liking and Sharing:’ the Stigmatization of Poverty and Social Welfare: Representations of Poverty and Welfare Memes on Social Media. Triple C: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, 15(2) [PDF]
  • Lim, M. 2017. Freedom to Hate: Social Media, Algorithmic Enclaves, and the Rise of Tribal Nationalism in Indonesia. Critical Asian Studies, 49 (3): 411-427. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14672715.2017.1341188 [PDF]
  • Lim, M. 2017. Sweeping the Unclean: Social Media and the Bersih Electoral Reform in Malaysia. Global Media Journal, 14(27). [PDF]
  • Lim, M. 2017. Digital Media and Malaysia’s Electoral Reform Movement, in W. Berenschot, Schulte Nordholt & L. Bakker (eds.), Citizenship and Democratization in Southeast Asia, Leiden: Brill Academic Publisher, 213–239. [PDF]
  • Mitchell, S.S.D. 2017. Open sesame: Analysing Public Library of Science as a site of production and distribution for open access scientific information and knowledge. Communication and the Public, 2(3): 226-238. https://doi.org/10.1177/2057047317722797
  • Mitchell, S. & Hamilton, S.N. 2017. Playing at apocalypse: Reading Plague Inc. in pandemic culture. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologieshttps://doi.org/10.1177/1354856516687235

Relevant publications, Pre-ALiGN … – 2016

  • Dobson, K. & Hunsinger, J. 2016. The Political Economy of WikiLeaks: Transparency and Accountability through Digital and Alternative Media.Studies in Communication and Culture, 7(2): 217-233. https://doi.org/10.1386/iscc.7.2.217_1
  • Rajani, N. (2016). “A prehistory of the cloud” by Tung-Hui Hu. Journal of Communication, 66: E12-E14. (Book review). [PDF].
  • Yuce, S., Agarwal, N., Lim, M., Robinson, R.S., Wigand, R. 2016. Bridging Women Rights Networks: Analyzing Interconnected Online Collective Actions, in Information Resources Management Association (ed.), Politics and Social Activism: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, Hershey PA: IGI Global, 551–571. http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/jgim.2014100101
  • Dobson, K. 2015. In their own words. In N. Ives, M. Donov & T. Sussman (Eds.), Introduction to Social Work in Canada: Histories, Contexts, and Practices. Oxford University Press.
  • Lim, M. 2015. A Cyber–Urban Space Odyssey: The Spatiality of Contemporary Social Movements. New Geographies, 07: 117–123. [PDF]
  • Yuce, S. , Agarwal, N., Lim, M. , Robinson, R.S. , Wigand, R.  2015. Bridging Women Rights Networks: Analyzing Interconnected Online Collective Actions. Journal of Global Information Management, 22(4): 1–20. http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/jgim.2014100101
  • Agarwal, N., Lim, M., Wigand, R. (eds.) 2014. Online Collective Action: Dynamics of the Crowd in Social Media, New York/Heidelberg: Springer. [Abstract]
  • Lim, M. 2014. Seeing Spatially: People, Networks and Movements in Digital and Urban Spaces, International Development Planning Review, 36(1): 51–72.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3828/idpr.2014.4   A shorter version is translated into Indonesian and republished as: Lim, M. (2015) Media Baru, Meninjau Ruang Masyarakat, Jejaring dan Gerakan dalam Ruang Urban Digital, Etnohistorihttp://etnohistori.org/media–baru–meninjau–ruang–masyarakat–jejaring–dan–gerakan–dalam–ruang–urban–digital–merlyna–lim.html.
  • Yuce, S., Agarwal, N. , Lim, M. , Robinson, R.S., Wigand, R. 2014. Studying the Evolution of Online Collective Action: Saudi Arabian Women’s ‘Oct26Driving’ Campaign on Twitter. Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral–Cultural Modeling, and Prediction (Washington DC, April 2–4), Springer. [PDF]
  • Dobson, K. 2013. Journalism Interest Group Proceedings, “Accessibility and Validity of Truth: Is WikiLeaks a vehicle for transparency and fact, subverting traditional social structures by presenting alternative and suppressed information?”
  • Lim, M. 2013. Framing Bouazizi: White Lies, Hybrid Network, and Collective/Connective Action in the 2010–2011 Tunisian Uprising, Journalism, 14(7): 921–941. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1464884913478359
  • Lim, M. 2013. Many Clicks but Little Sticks: Social Media Activism in Indonesia, Journal of Contemporary Asia, 43(4): 636–657. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00472336.2013.769386Translated into Indonesian and republished as: Lim, M. (2015) Klik yang Tak Memantik: Aktivisme Media Sosial di Indonesia, Jurnal Komunikasi Indonesia, 3(1). Reprinted in: Shah, N. et al. (2015) Digital Activism in Asia Reader, Leuphana University of Luneburg, Germany: Meson Press, 127–154.
  • Lim, M. 2013. The Internet and Everyday Life in Indonesia: New Moral Panics? Bijdragen tot de Taal–, Land– en Volkenkunde (BKI) / Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia and Oceania, 169(1): 133–147.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/22134379–12340008.
  • Yuce, S., Agarwal, N., Lim, M., Robinson, R.S., Wigand, R. 2013. Blogging, Bridging, and Brokering: Analyzing Interconnected Networks in Online Collective ActionsProceedings of Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (Jeju Island, Korea, June 18–22).
  • Lim, M. 2012. Life is Local in the Imagined Global Community: Islam and Politics in the Indonesian Blogosphere, Journal of Media and Religion, 11(3): 127–140. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15348423.2012.706144
  • Lim, M. 2012. Clicks, Cabs, Coffee Houses: Social Media and the Oppositional Movements in Egypt (2004–2011), Journal of Communication, 62(2): 231–248. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1460–2466.2012.01628.x
  • Agarwal, N. , Lim, M. , Wigand, R.  2012. Raising and Rising Voices: A Novel Methodological Approach in Studying Cyber–Collective Movements, Business & Information Systems Engineering, 3: 113–126.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12599–012–0210–z Translated into German as: Meinungsäußerung und–bildung in sozialen Medien: Ein neuer methodischer Ansatz zur Untersuchung cybersozialer Bewegungen, Wirtschaftsinformatik, 3: 107–122
  • Lim, M. 2012. Between consumptions and citizenship: Social media and political participation in IndonesiaStrategic Review: The Indonesian Journal of Leadership, Policy, and World Affair, 2(02, April–June): 52–60.
  • Lim, M. 2012. Reality Bytes: The Digitally–Mediated Urban Revolutions. The Architectural Review, 24(April): 20–2.
  • Agarwal, N., Lim, M., Wigand, R.  2012. Online Collective Action and The Role of Social Media in Mobilizing Opinions, in C.G. Reddick & S.K. Aikins (eds.), Web 2.0 Technologies and Democratic Governance: Political, Policy and Management Implications, New York NY: Springer, 99–123. [PDF]
  • Lim, M. 2012. Democratised/Corporatised: Contesting Media in the Post–Authoritarian Indonesia, in A. Puddephatt et al., A New Frontier, An Old Landscape, London: Global Partners & Associates, 156–181. [PDF]