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PhD projects

I am interested to supervise a PhD project related to the following:

1. Digital media and ageing migrants
2. Digital media and migration
3. Digital media and transnational family life
4. Digital exclusion in Asia and the Pacific
5. Digital media and Philippine Society
6. Digital (im)mobility and the transnational home
7. Digital labour in the Global South
8. Influencer culture and migration
9. Digital Media and Intimacy
10. Digital Media and Care Practices

I also welcome innovative methodologies on investigating the impacts of digital media on people's personal, familial and social domains. I am an expert on the following methods:

1. Multi-sited ethnography
2. Digital ethnography
3. Visual Methods - photo elicitation
4. Visual Methods - photo documentation
5. Visual methods - video production
6. Data scraping and thematic analysis
7. Data visualisation via playful objects (Lego)
8. Quantitative method - survey


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Personal profile


 Dr Earvin Charles B. Cabalquinto is an Australian Research Council DECRA Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University. He is also an Honorary Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University. He is also a Research Associate of the Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (CoE AgeCare) at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland.

He was a Visiting Research Fellow in the Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (CoE AgeCare) at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland in 2021. He is currently a Research Institute in the Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (CoE AgeCare) at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. He was a Visiting Scholar in the Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe) at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom in 2019.

He has held leadership roles across various scholarly organisations. He is the Social Media Editor of the Asian Journal of Communication. He also sits in the editorial board of a peer-reviewed and international academic journals, including the International Journal of Cultural Studies and Convergence.

His research expertise lies at the intersections of digital media, (im)mobilities and migration. More specifically, he is interested in examining the role of mobile devices and networked communication platforms in engendering and undermining transnational relationships, mediated intimacies, caregiving at a distance, crisis communication, and homeland linkages.

His research has been published in top peer-reviewed journals, including Mobile Media & Communication, Media Culture & Society, International Journal of Communication, Information Communication & Society, and ​Communication, Culture and Critique, as well as in specialised edited book collections. His first sole-authored book, "(Im)mobile Homes: Family Life at a Distance in the Age of Mobile Media", was published under the Studies in Mobile Communication series of Oxford University Press (OUP). He is also the author of a collaborative book "Philippine Digital Cultures: Brokerage Dynamics on YouTube", published under the Asian Visual Cultures series of Amsterdam University Press.

His current project explores the digital divide in a transnational and digital context. More specifically, he centres the migrant's home as a critical site to examine a production and negotiation of the digital exclusion in a rapidly changing global and networked world.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Teaching and Learning, Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University

Award Date: 20 Nov 2021

Communications and Media Studies, Doctorate, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 5 Oct 2016

Research area keywords

  • Migration
  • Digital media
  • mobilities
  • Intimacy
  • Care
  • belonging
  • digital media research methods
  • Transnational Communication
  • Affect
  • Ageing
  • Visual methods
  • Ethnography
  • Digital ethnography
  • Asia and the Pacific
  • Philippines
  • Digital labour


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