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Bio and Publications – Julian Hopkins, PhD
Anthropology of Social Media

Bio and Publications

Educational Background

PhD (Arts): Monash University, Sunway Campus (Nov 07- Sep 11)
Thesis: “The Monetisation of Personal Blogging: Assembling the Self and Markets in Malaysia.”
Supervisors: Dr Yeoh Seng Guan, Dr David Holmes
Examiners: Dr Alex Halavais, Dr John Postill.

MA Social Anthropology of Development: SOAS,  University of London (Sept 00-01)
Dissertation title: “NgosOnTheNet. Development Organisations and the Internet”

MA Social Sciences (Hons): University of Glasgow (Oct 89 – June 94)
Major in Sociology
Dissertation: “The Truck Economy and Social Change during the 19th century Shetland Islands Herring Boom.”

Professional Qualifications
Cambridge Certificate for English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) (Oct 02)
Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (2015)

Other
Understanding Media by Understanding Google’ (July 2014), Northwestern University, Coursera
6th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asia studies (July 2011). Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

Publications

Journal articles
(2014) “Cybertroopers & tea parties: government use of the internet in Malaysia”. Asian Journal of Communication, 24.1: 5-24. <http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01292986.2013.851721>

Edited Book
(2012) with Lee, J. Thinking Through Malaysia: culture and identity in the 21st century. SIRD, Petaling Jaya. (Nominated for the Popular-The Star Readers’ Choice Awards (2013)

Book chapters
(2016 – Forthcoming). The Concept of Affordances in Digital Studies. In Friese H., Rebane G., Nolden M. and Schreiter, M. (Eds), Handbook of Social Practices and Digital Everyday Worlds. Springer Verlag
(2016 – Forthcoming). The Emergence of the Lifestyle Blog Genre. In Friese H., Rebane G., Nolden M. and Schreiter, M. (Eds), Handbook of Social Practices and Digital Everyday Worlds. Springer Verlag
(2012). “From All-Blogs to Blog House Malaysia: SoPo Blogging, Journalism and Politics in Malaysia”. In J. Hopkins & J. Lee (Eds), Thinking Through Malaysia: culture and identity in the 21st century . SIRD, Petaling Jaya.
(2011) with Thomas, N. “Fielding Networked Marketing: Technology and Authenticity in the Monetization of Malaysian Blogs.” In D. Araya, Y. Breindl, & T. J. Houghton (Eds.), Nexus: New Intersections in Internet Research. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Conference proceedings
(2014). “Click fraud: advertising and the territorialisation of personal blogs”. In Selected Papers of Internet Research 15: The 15th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. Daegu, Republic of Korea. <http://spir.aoir.org/index.php/spir/article/view/950>
(2013). “Assembling affordances: towards a theory of relational affordances”. Selected Papers of Internet Research 14: The 14th Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. Denver, USA. <http://spir.aoir.org/index.php/spir/article/view/783>
(2012). “Cyberwar and social media: Barisan Nasional’s online presence”. Presented at The 8th International Malaysian Studies Conference (MSC8), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia.

Book review
(2009). “Media Studies: Blogging and Democratization in Malaysia.” M/C Reviews. <http://reviews.media-culture.org.au/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3382>

Conference/Seminar
(2016). “Exploring Digital Socialities. Preliminary Results on Uses of Social and Mobile Media in Personal and Social Relations in Malaysia.” Digital Ethnography Research Centre, RMIT, Melbourne
(2015). “Algorithmic socialities: Preliminary Results on Uses of Social Media in Personal and Social Relations in Malaysia.” Internet in Southeast Asia. Power and Society. Monash University Malaysia.
(2015). “Assembling blog affordances: theorising affordances and agency in new media.” Media Anthropology Network e-seminar.
(2013). “Cybertroopers & tea parties: government use of the Internet in Malaysia”. Presented at the Media & Journalism Seminar, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
(2013). “The myth of ‘Real Life’”. Presented at the SCCA Research Colloquium, KDU University College. Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. (By Invitation)
(2011). “‘Responsible blogging’: social-political blogging and blogging associations in Malaysia.” Presented at the International Young Scholars’ Conference 2011, Monash University Sunway Campus, Bandar Sunway, Malaysia.
(2011). “Labouring lifestyle: assembling the lifestyle blog.” Presented at the 6th Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asia studies. Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
(2010). “The Malaysian lifestyle blog: a national blogging genre?” Presented at the Internet Colloquium: WCU Webometrics Institute at Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan, Republic of Korea. (By invitation)
(2009). “Blogging field notes: participatory innovation or methodological dead end?” Presented at the Australian and New Zealand Communication Association Conference 2009, QUT, Brisbane.
(2008). “Blogwars – authenticity and value in the blogosphere.” Presented at the MSC6 – Engaging Malaysian Modernity 50 Years and Beyond, Kuching, Malaysia.

Non-Academic Publications
(2015, November). “Is Malaysia a media saturated society?” Malaysiakini. (available online: https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/321222).
(2015, August). “Decolonising the Malaysian Media” Malaysiakini. (available online: https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/310259).
(2014, August). “#IceBucketChallenge™ and social media” The Malay Mail Online (available online: http://www.themalaymailonline.com/what-you-think/article/icebucketchallenge-and-social-media-julian-hopkins).
(2012, October). “The ‘Anything’ Machine” The B-Side.
(2010, April). “Not the MSM?” Off the Edge, (64), 34-5.
(2007, November). “Cyberplagiarism – technology in education.” Prospect Malaysia, (4), 24-26.

Press appearances
Tam, M. (2014). Fake news, true blues. The Star Online. Available at: <http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/07/26/Fake-news-true-blues/>
Chin, C. (2014). “Caught up in the selfie craze.” The Star Online. <http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2014/03/23/Caught-up-in-the-selfie-craze>
Tan, C.C. (2014). “Ignore, repost or challenge?” The New Sunday Times. <http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/ignore-repost-or-challenge-1.515103>
Renganayar, C.D. & Arman, A. (2013). “Creating responsible digital citizens.” New Sunday Times. <http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/creating-responsible-digital-citizens-1.417477
Tan, C.C. (2013). “Our first ‘social media election’.” The New Straits Times <http://www.nst.com.my/opinion/editorial/our-first-social-media-election-1.271711>
Arman, A. (2012). “Internet’s net result on election results.” The New Straits Times. <http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/internet-s-net-result-on-election-results-1.90336/facebook-comments-7.122684>
Renganayar, C.D. (2011) “Want to watch a movie? Do it on Facebook.” The New Straits Times. <http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/27cdfb/Article/art_print>
Renganayar, C.D. (2010). “Blogging — so yesterday.” The New Straits Times <http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/articles/a26blog-3-2/Article/index_html>
Nurjehan Mohamed (2009). “Welcome to the blogosphere.” The New Straits Times, p.Y1.