Past appearances


  • Algorhythmanalysis, Communication, and Collective Actions, SPRU Energy and Climate Seminar,  Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, Falmer-UK, 26 November 2019.
  • Researching Digital Media, Post-graduate Masterclass. Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, 25 November 2019.
  • Rhythms and Algorithms of “Us”, MA Masterclass, School of Media, Film and Music, University of Sussex, Falmer-UK, 20 November 2019.
  • Algorithmic Enclaves: Social Media and Politics in Southeast Asia, Southeast Asia Discussion Series, Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, 7 November 2019.
  • Media, Nationalism, & Religion: Digital Grassroots and Elections in Southeast Asia, Southeast Asia Forum 2019,  Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, 29 October 2019.
  • Legally Brown: Living/Researching Media-Politics in the Critical Spaces, Public lecture, the Institute of Asian and African Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin, 26 September 2019.
  • Decolonizing Data, Undoing the South. Plenary panel. Data Power 2019. Bremen, 12-13 September 2019.
  • Networked Spaces of Hope: Social Media and Grassroots Politics in Southeast Asia, EuroSeas, Berlin 9-12 September 2019.
  • Mediating and Mediatizing Political and Religious Authorities (with Saskia Schafer), EuroSeas, Berlin, 9-12 September 2019. 
  • Co-Evolution of Media/Communication and Human Organization, International Sustainability Transitions Conference, Carleton University, Ottawa, 24 June 2019.
  • Talk. “Algorithmic Enclaves: Affective politics, neoliberal media, and the missing middle”. Affect, Propaganda, Politics Symposium, Toronto, 7-9 June 2019. 
  • Christchurch Call to Action, Open Government Partnership Summit, Ottawa, ON, 30 May 2019.
  • Keynote. “Algorithm, Rhythm, and Arrhythmia”. Second Decadal Rightful Place of Science, Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes, Arizona State University, Tempe-AZ, 9-10 May 2019.
  • Panelist. Critiquing the Platform: Power, Principles, and Transformative Possibilities, McMaster University, Hamilton-ON, 3 May 2019.
  • Talk. “Communication & Media of Social Movements”. Digital Governance Speaker Series, Ottawa, 16 April 2019.
  • Talk. “TBD”. Countering Radicalization to Violence – 2019 Event Series, Ottawa, 23-27 March 2019.
  • Closing plenary talk. “Insidious Algorhythms” Insidious, 14th Annual Carleton Communication Graduate Caucus Conference, Carleton University, Ottawa, 21-22 March 2019.
  • Primer presentation & panelist. Artificial intelligence, Democracy and Your Election, Initiative for Parliamentary and Diplomatic Engagement, Ottawa, 25 February 2019.


  • Public lecture. Roots, Routes, Routers: Communication and Media of Social Movements, Inaugural CADS Digital Diverse Worlds Seminar, University of Leiden, Leiden—The Netherlands, 6 December 2018.
  • Plenary panel. Big data from the South: Decolonization, Resistance & Creativity. Plenary panel. DATACTIVE workshop: Big data from the South, towards a research agenda, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam—The Netherlands, 4 December 2018.
  • Rhythms & Algorithms: Collective Actions in Social Media Age, 2018 Conference of the International Society for Media, Religion, and Culture, Boulder CO – USA, 8-11 August 2018.
  • Sociologists and Sociological Research in Social Media Era, Department of Communication and Rural Sociology, Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor – Indonesia, 18 May 2018.
  • #WeHaveNeverBeenReformed: Digital Media and Politics in Post-Suharto Indonesia, Reformasi at 20: Indonesia, Then and Now, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 14 May 2018.
  • Sociological Research in a Fast Changing Socio-Digital Landscape, Annual Conference of the National Sociology Association, Lombok – Indonesia 8-10 May 2018.
  • Performing in Binary: Social Media and Contemporary Politic(ian)s in the Global South. Keynote talk. Politicians and Social Media in the Global South, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI, USA, 14 April 2018.
  • Roots, Routes, Routers: Digital Media & Social Movements, Inaugural Speaker of the Global Diversity & Inclusion Speaker Series, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN, USA, 6 March 2018.



  • From Spring to Winter: Social Media and the Western Discourse of the Post Arab Uprisings, 2016 Union for Democratic Communications (UDC) Conference, Detroit, MI, United States, 29 September–1 October 2016.
  • Tweeting and Gathering: Everyday Spaces of Resistance for the Indonesian Migrant Domestic Workers in Hong Kong, American Sociology Association, Seattle WA, United States,  19–23 August 2016.
  • Floating on Air/on a Cloud: Networked Media and Global Movements for Social Change, The 35th National Campus and Community Radio Conference NCRC#35, University of Ottawa, Ottawa ON, Canada, 9 June 2016.
  •  Freedom to Hate: Islam, Social Media and Sectarian Narratives in Indonesia, Social Media and Islamic Practices in Southeast Asia, Vienna, Austria, 14–15 April 2016.
  •  Dis/Connect: The Co–Evolution of Socio–Cultural and Material Infrastructure of the Internet in Indonesia, Infrastructure, University of Toronto, Toronto ON, Canada, 18–20 March 2016.
  • Data, Algorithm and Social Worlds, Data Science Distinguished Speaker Series, Institute for Data Science, Carleton University, Ottawa ON, Canada, 11 March 2016 (with T. Lauriault & S. Robinson).
  •  Justice or Just Us: Smart–Creative Cities, Inequalities and Urban (In)Activism, Reclaiming the City, Asia Research Institute National, University of Singapore, Singapore, 23 February 2016.
  • Media and Space–Time of Contemporary Social Movements: A Conversation with Merlyna Lim, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Boston MA, United States,  28 January 2016.