Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS

Dr Benjamin Loh Yew Hoong


ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Institution)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE, Singapore
  • Master of Arts (Media Studies), THE OHIO UNIVERSITY, United States
  • Master of Arts (Southeast Asian Studies), THE OHIO UNIVERSITY, United States
  • Bachelor of Computer Science (Software Engineering), UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA, Malaysia
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Asia Centre, Associate Fellow, 2021 to present (International)
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area)
  • Media studies (Digital ethnography, New Media, Digital public sphere)
TEACHING
(Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Month/Year)
  • Research Methodology, Master Degree, Taylor's University (06/2022)
  • Issues in New Media, Master Degree, Taylor's University (01/2022)
  • New Media and Society, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (01/2022)
  • New Media and Society, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (01/2021)
  • Research Methodology, Master Degree, Taylor's University (08/2021)
  • Research Project, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2021)
  • Research Project, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2021)
  • New Media and Society, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2021)
  • Introduction to Mass Communication, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2021)
  • Research Methodology, Master Degree, Taylor's University (02/2021)
  • Research Methodology, Master Degree, Taylor's University (02/2020)
  • New Media and Society, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (03/2020)
  • Introduction to Mass Communication, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2020)
  • Research Methodology, Master Degree, Taylor's University (06/2020)
  • Mass Communication, Diploma, Taylor's University (08/2019)
  • Audience Studies, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2019)
  • Reporting for New Media, Bachelor Degree, Taylor's University (08/2019)
  • Issues in New Media, Master Degree, Taylor's University (06/2019)
PUBLICATIONS
(Title of publication in APA style)
Book
2021
  • Welsh, B., Somiah, V. & Loh, B. Y. H. (2021). Sabah from the Ground: The 2020 Elections & The Politics of Survival. Singapore: ISEAS.
     
Book Chapter
2021
  • Loh, B. Y. H. & Ho, Y. J. (2021). "Don’t Jump, Time to Work”: Political Maturity of Sabah Digital Spaces through 2020 Elections. In B. Welsh, V. Somiah & B. Y. H. Loh (Eds.). Sabah from the Ground: The 2020 Elections & The Politics of Survival (pp. 167-188). Singapore: ISEAS.
  • Welsh, B., Loh, B. Y. H. & Somiah, V. (2021). Introduction: Sabah goes to the polls. In B. Welsh, V. Somiah & B. Y. H. Loh. (Eds.). Sabah from the Ground: The 2020 Elections and the Politics of Survival (pp. 1-18). ISEAS: Singapore
     
  • Welsh, B., Loh, B. Y. H., & Somiah, V. (2021). Conclusion: Sabah after the Covid-19 election aftermath: Beyond new (and old) political alignments. In B. Welsh, V. Somiah, & B. Y. H. Loh (Eds.). Sabah from the Ground: The 2020 Elections and the Politics of Survival (pp. 329-348. Singapore: ISEAS
Article in Journals
2019
  • Loh, B. Y. H. (2019). “Do you have a link?”: The effects of piracy and online streaming services on the sharing practices of television content. SEARCH Journal of Media and Communication Research 11(2). 41-55. (SCOPUS-Indexed)
Article in Proceeding
2017
  • Mitchell, A., Yew, J., Thattai, P., Loh, B., Ang, D., & Wyse, L. (2017, June). The temporal window: explicit representation of future actions in improvisational performances. In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition (pp. 28-38). ACM.
Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,TV,Popular Magazine)
2021
  • Loh, B. Y. H. & Tayeb, A. (2021). Malaysia's insidious 'rape culture' must be eradicated. Nikkei Asia. https://asia.nikkei.com/Opinion/Malaysia-s-insidious-rape-culture-must-be-eradicated
  • Loh. B. Y. H. (2021). Malaysia's 'leaderless' protests spark political awakening. Nikkei Asia. https://asia.nikkei.com/Opinion/Malaysia-s-leaderless-protests-spark-political-awakening
Digital Media
2021
  • Tayeb, A. & Loh, B. Y. H. (2021). Penormalan ‘Budaya rogol’ di media perlu dihentikan. Malaysiakini. https://www.malaysiakini.com/hiburan/599386
  • Loh, B. Y. H. (2021). Celebrate Merdeka without normalising racism. Malaysiakini. https://www.malaysiakini.com/columns/589194
  • Loh, B. Y. H. (2021). Saving Malaysia through social media mobilisation. Malaysiakini. https://www.malaysiakini.com/columns/604937
  • Loh, B. Y. H. (2021, July 7). Holding power to account on custodial deaths. Malaysiakini. Retrieved from https://www.malaysiakini.com/columns/582005
  • Loh, B. Y. H. & Somiah, V. (2021, May 11). The right to cyberbully?. Malaysiakini. Retrieved from https://www.malaysiakini.com/columns/574190
  • Loh, B. Y. H. (2021, April 15). In defence of political satire. Malaysiakini. Retrieved from https://www.malaysiakini.com/columns/570748
  • Loh, B. Y. H. (2021, March 15). Fight against fake news starts with empowerment, not threats. Malaysiakini. Retrieved from https://www.malaysiakini.com/columns/566589
  • Loh, B. Y. H., Johan, A., Varkkey, H. & Somiah, V. (2021, Feb 19). Empower our academics against predatory journals. Malaysiakini. Retrieved from https://www.malaysiakini.com/columns/563561
  • Loh, B. Y. H. (2021, March 29). Does public need to know? Media's role in reporting pandemic. Malaysiakini. Retrieved from https://www.malaysiakini.com/columns/568588
  • Loh, B.Y.H. & Khor, S.K. (2021, July 14). Malaysia cannot hope to overcome Covid-19 without a plan. South China Morning Post. Retrieved from https://www.scmp.com/comment/opinion/article/3140890/malaysia-cannot-hope-overcome-covid-19-without-plan
  • Loh, B. Y. H. (2021, June 16). The unfolding Malaysian vaccine anxiety. Malaysiakini. Retrieved from https://www.malaysiakini.com/letters/579154
2020
  • Loh, B. Y. H. (2020). Sabah State Elections: Sentiments and political warfare on social media. ISEAS Perspective 2020. Retrieved from https://www.iseas.edu.sg/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/ISEAS_Perspective_2020_106.pdf
RESEARCH PROJECT
(Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Developing a Core-Peripheral Social Media Network Theory, Project Leader, 2019 to 2022 (National)
SUPERVISION
(Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Academic Level),(Role)
ONGOING
  • KAMRUN NAHAR DOLA  (Co-supervisor (Internal))
  • SHENG ZHENYU  (Co-supervisor (Internal))
  • WANG QIAN  (Co-supervisor (Internal))
  • LEONG WAI KIT  (Co-supervisor (Internal))
  • HAN YONGQING  (Co-supervisor (Internal))
  • ZHANG HUIXIN  (Main Supervisor)
  • WU SI  (Co-supervisor (Internal))
PRESENTATION
(Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
ORAL PRESENTER
  • Thought tanks: An overview of Malaysian think tank methodology and its influences on public deliberation and echo chambers, 6th International SEARCH Conference 2019, 27/06/2019 to 28/06/2019, School of Media and Communication, Taylors University (International)
  • The temporal window: Explicit representations of future actions in improvisational performances, , ACM SIGCHI Conference on Creativity and Cognition, 27/06/2017 to 30/06/2017, ACM (International)
  • Piracy is normal: A cognitive dissonance model of piracy in developing countries, The 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, 09/06/2016 to 13/06/2016, ICA (International)
  • Malaysian MMORPG communities reinforcing Malaysian identities, Southeast Asian Studies Symposium 2014, 22/03/2014 to 23/03/2014, Project Southeast Asia (International)
  • MMORPGs in Malaysia The global-local nexus, Southeast Conference Association of Asian Studies 2013, 18/01/2013 to 20/01/2013, SEC-AAS (National)
INVITED SPEAKER
  • FORUM RAPE CULTURE: STOP BLAMING THE VICTIM, Panelist, 09/01/2022 to 09/01/2022, CLS FASS UM (National)
  • Exploring and understanding Internet bubbles and how they deepen ethnic divides in Malaysia through digital ethnography, KITA Discourse Series 2021/3, 26/11/2021 to 26/11/2021, KITA UKM (National)
  • Digital Ethnography in Humanities Research, Seminar Nasional Prodi Bahasa dan Sastra Inggris UNAIR, 25/11/2021 to 25/11/2021, Universitas Airlangga (International)
  • Digital Divide: Challenges & Solutions, Digital Divide: Challenges & Solutions, 29/10/2021 to 29/10/2021, IPPN (National)
  • The Voice of Malaysia, Human Rights in the Time of Covid-19: Lessons learned in Southeast Asia, 20/08/2021 to 20/08/2021, Asia Centre (International)
  • Panelist, Bersih seminar: Voters supremacy - How to improve people s accessibility to vote during elections?, 09/08/2021 to 09/08/2021, Bersih 2.0 (National)
  • Us and them: Exploring the digital spaces of Orang Asli communities and their representations in news media, Public talk: Us and them: Exploring the digital spaces of Orang Asli communities and their representations in news media , 18/05/2019 to 18/05/2019, Centre for Malaysian Indigenous Studies, University of Malaya (National)
  • Enjoying watching scum die : Online observations on desires for violent retribution through the Malaysian death penalty, Research Seminar Series (1/2019), 19/02/2019 to 19/02/2019, School of Media, Film and Journalism, Monash University (University)
  • I don t know and I don t care : Examining the differences in the internal negotiation of self-responsibility among overseas Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia, Graduate Seminar series: I don t know and I don t care : Examining the differences in the internal negotiation of self-responsibility among overseas Chinese in Singapore and Malaysia", 19/10/2018 to 19/10/2018, Institute of Ethnic Studies, National University of Malaysia (University)