Published: March 25, 2024
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Chu May Paing (Cultural Anthropology, PhD Candidate)

Chu's dissertation titled "Intense Engagements: Social Media Activism in the Aftermath of the 2021 Military Coup in Myanmar" looks at how ordinary Myanmar people's political engagement is fueled by circulation of certain public feelings on social media spaces in the aftermath of the 2021 military coup in Myanmar. Her dissertation explores how the intense circulation of images and speech online creates an atmosphere in which social and political ideals for a new Myanmar are constantly written and rewritten.