Sun Sun Lim studies the social implications of technology domestication by young people and families, charting the ethnographies of their internet and mobile phone use. Her recent research has focused on understudied populations including youths-at-risk, migrants and international students. She also conducts research on new media literacies, paying particular attention to literacy challenges in parental mediation and young people’s internet skills.
She has conducted extensive fieldwork in Asia including in China, Indonesia, Singapore, South Korea and Vietnam. She has lectured and published widely in international flagship journals including Communication Theory, Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, and New Media & Society. She serves on the editorial boards of nine journals including the Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, Journal of Children and Media, Social Media & Society and Mobile Media & Communication. She is also Series Editor for Mobile Communication in Asia: Local Insights, Global Implications published by Springer.