As a communication researcher, I am interested in studying the social and cultural implications of emerging communication technologies.  

My current four research interests are as follows:


Children & Families' Technology Use

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Youth Identities, Civic Participation & Technology Use

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Mediated Fandom & Transnational Culture

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Digital Literacy & Public Understanding of Emerging Technologies

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Journal Articles

  • Nekmat, E., Tan, M. Y., & Pham, B. (forthcoming). Engaging in Collapsed Context: Opinion Expression Strategies on Social Media by Young Adults in Singapore. International Communication Gazette. 
  • Lanz, P., Quick, T., Glenhaber, M., miller, j., Mischie, I., Pham, B., Proudfoot, S., Sengupta, P., & Peterson-Reed, K. (2020). New Civic Paths and a Public Sphere of the Imagination: The Civic Imagination Project. Revue Française des Sciences de l'Information et de la Communication, 18. [invited article]
  • Pham, B., & Loh, R. S. M. (2019). Conducting fieldwork on children and media: comparing research in Singapore and Vietnam. Journal of Children and Media, 13(4), 494-497. doi: 10.1080/17482798.2019.1669295 
  • Pham, B., & Lim, S. S. (2019). Vietnamese pre-schoolers' tablet use and early childhood learning: an ecological investigation. Journal of Children and Media, 13(3), 241-259. doi: 10.1080/17482798.2019.1613247
  • An, S., Lim, S. S., Lee, H., & Pham, B. (2018). Overcoming Prejudice, Seeking Support: Transnational Social Media Communication of Female Vietnamese Students in South Korea and Singapore. Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration, 2(2), 107-126. doi: 10.1386/tjtm.2.2.107_1
  • Lim, S. S., & Pham, B. (2016). ‘If you are a foreigner in a foreign country, you stick together’: Technologically mediated communication and acculturation of migrant students. New Media & Society, 18(10), 2171-2188. doi: 10.1177/1461444816655612

Book Chapters

  • Livingstone, S., Lim, S. S., Nandi, A., & Pham, B. (2019). Comparative global knowledge about the use of digital technologies for learning among young children. In O. Erstad, R. Flewitt, B. Kümmerling-Meibauer, & I. S. P. Pereira (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Digital Literacies in Early Childhood. Routledge.  
  • Pham, B., & Lim, S. S. (2018). Bridging Parental Expectations and Children's Aspirations: Creative Strategies in Migrant Students' Mediated Communication with their Left-behind Families. In C. Gomes & B. S. A. Yeoh (Eds.), Transnational Migration in the Asia-Pacific. London: Rowman & Littlefield. 
  • Pham, B., & Lim, S. S. (2016). Empowering interactions, sustaining ties: Vietnamese migrant students’ communication with left-behind family and friends. In S.S. Lim (Ed.), Mobile Communication and the Family - Asian Experiences in Technology Domestication (pp. 109-126). Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Lim, S. S., Pham, B. & Cheong, K. (2016). At the crossroads of change – New media and migration in Asia. In L. Hjorth & O. Khoo (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of New Media in Asia (pp. 241-250). London: Routledge.
  • Lim, S. S., & Pham, B. (2015). Digital connections and disjunctures of migrant students. In T. Skelton, N. Worth & C. Dwyer (Eds.), Geographies of Identities and Subjectivities. London: Springer.

Other Writings


Editorial Assistant, Book Reviews, Mobile Media & Communication

I am currently the Editorial Assistant to the Book Reviews section of the SAGE journal Mobile Media & Communication

We are actively seeking relevant academic book titles and appropriate book reviewers for our forthcoming issues. Please feel free to be in touch by emailing me at becky [dot] pham [at] usc [dot] edu.