Dr Jolynna Sinanan has an interdisciplinary background in anthropology and development studies and her research focuses on digital media practices in relation to regionally comparative mobilities, family relationships, work and gender. She has developed an international research profile around comparative ethnographic studies of digital practices and infrastructures in relation to intergenerational mobilities across cultural and social contexts in the Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean and South Asia.

Her current region of focus is Nepal where she is examining mobile media and mobile livelihoods in the Everest tourism industry. At the Institute of Culture and Society at Western Sydney University, Jolynna will contribute to the People Program, where her research will examine the ADM encounter in the Global South to identify comparative themes that might inform the ADM encounter among CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse) populations in Australia.

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