Talks

Social Media Data Stewardship,” (with Anatoliy Gruzd, Jenna Jacobson, Philip Mai) Data Power 2017, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, June 23, 2017.

Predicting what gets ‘Likes’ on Facebook: A Case Study of BlogTO,” (with Philip Mai) Local News and Its Future, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, June 4, 2017.

Scattered but Together Online: An Exploration of the Sikh e-Diaspora Community,” Invited Research Talk, Social Media Lab, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, May 19, 2017.

“Using Content Analysis to Study Learning in the Wild on Reddit,” (with Anatoliy Gruzd and Caroline Haythornthwaite), Ryerson Teaching and Learning Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, May 18, 2017.

How ‘Thick’ is ‘Big’ Data? Incorporating Qualitative Methods into Digital Social Research”, Hands on Workshop, Digital Humanities Asia, Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA), Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, January 24, 2017.

Diasporas Online: A Mixed Methods Approach to Sikh and Tamil Identity Politics,” Public Lecture, Digital Humanities Asia, Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA), Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, January 26, 2017.

“Digitally-enabled Diaspora Communities,” Guest Speaker at the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Government of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, November 17, 2016.

“New Challenges for Migration Policy and Identity-based Network Mobilization,” Guest Speaker at the Department of Public Safety in conjunction with the Department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship; Global Affairs; Canadian Security Intelligence Service; Defence Research and Development, Government of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, May 27, 2016.

“Identity-based Mobilization and Coordinated Public Protest,” Guest Speaker at the Department of Public Safety, Government of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, April 22, 2016.

“Virtual Dimensions of Diaspora: Identity, Politics and Network Mobilizations,” Migration, Diaspora and the Global South Workshop, Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS, University of London, UK, July 2-3, 2015.

“The Spaces and Places Between Virtual Diaspora Constructs,” Inside/Outside/In-Between: Perspectives on Space, Power and Subjectivities, BISR Postgraduate Conference, Birkbeck University of London, UK, May 9-11, 2014.

“Imagined Communities 2.0, Space and Place in Palestinian, Tamil and Sikh Online Identity Politics,” (with Fiona Adamson), at the International Studies Association Annual Convention, Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Studies Panel, Toronto, Canada, March 26-29, 2014.

“Palestinian Virtual Networks: Mapping Contemporary Linkages,” Diasporas and International Politics Research Workshop Conference, University of Warwick, UK, January 9, 2014.

“The Publicly Anonymous and the Dot-Com: An Exploration of Contemporary Sikh Blogging,” Migration: Theory and Practice, Oxford Migration Studies Conference, University of Oxford, UK, May 4, 2013.

“Palestinian Virtual Networks: Analysing Corpus Maps,” Corpus et identities culturelles sur le web, Institute National de l’Audiovisuel (INA) Workshop Series, Paris, France, April 26, 2013.

“Virtual Narratives: An Exploration of Tamil and Palestinian ‘webspace’,” Media, War and Conflict Conference, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, April 11-12, 2013.

“Transnational Tamil Networks: Mapping Engagement Opportunities on the Web,” Diasporas on the Web: e-Diasporas Atlas, British Academy, UK, December 13, 2012.

“Diaspora in the Digital Age: A Mixed Methods Approach,” Guest Speaker at the Research Methods and Migration Studies: Talking Across Disciplines, London Migration Research Group (LMRG), Hosted by New York University (NYU), UK, December 2, 2012.

“Sikh, Palestinian and Tamil Corpus Maps: Digital Demonstration,” hands on session, e-Diasporas Atlas Showcase, Homeland Connections: e-Diasporas Atlas/A Century of Transnationalism, Paris, France, May 23-25, 2012.

“Do Different Researchers with the Same Methodology Produce Different Corpuses? A Palestinian Corpus Comparative,” (presented with Anat Ben-David), e-Diasporas Atlas Showcase, Homeland Connections: e-Diasporas Atlas/A Century of Transnationalism, Paris, France, May 23-25, 2012.

Where are you from again?” TEDxGoodenough College. The Future of Humanity: the big picture. London UK, May 5, 2012.

“Digital Networks and Diaspora Narratives,” Political Studies Association Graduate Network Conference, UK, April 18, 2011.

“Diasporas, Grievance Narratives and the Dot-com: Emerging Security Challenges in Canada,” International Security and the Law: New Challenges Since 9/11, Workshop for Women in International Security (WIIS 2011), University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada, May 5-7, 2011.

“Wireless Platforms and Borderless Grievance: An Analysis of Transnational Diaspora Linkages and Mobilization Outcomes,” Levels of Analysis in World Politics, Research Conference, SOAS London, Department of Politics and International Studies, UK, June 6, 2011.

“Digital Methods and Cartography,” Workshop on Research Methodology in Politics, Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS University of London, UK, November 2, 2011.

“Networks in the Diaspora and the World Wide Web,” South Asia in Transition, Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, UK, November 25-26, 2011.