Interview by Violi Calvert
Recording by Andrew Russell
Dr Earvin Cabalquinto is an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) Research Fellow and Lecturer in Communication in the School of Communication and Creative Arts (SCCA) at Deakin University. I am a member of the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation. I am an Honorary Visiting Fellow in the Humanities Research Centre at the Australian National University.
Dr Cabalquinto’s research expertise lies at the intersections of digital media, (im)mobilities and migration. More specifically, I am interested in examining the role of mobile devices and networked communication platforms in engendering and undermining transnational relationships, mediated intimacies, caregiving at a distance, crisis communication, and homeland linkages. As a digital media scholar, I engage with the possibilities, challenges, and paradoxes of digital media use across diverse contexts, including online content creation in a gig economy, ageing migrants' (im)mobility in a digital world, and sustaining familial relationships beyond borders in a platform society.