What is Digital Ethnography? Dr. Jolynna Sinanan was born in England to a ChineseMalaysian mother and
Trinidadian father. Her research explores how our online everyday activities, and the ways in which we interpret
these activities, influence social change. Having grown up in Australia, Jolynna had never experienced her
father’s culture and heritage from Trinidad. Her academic pursuits led her to the University College London,
where she became part of a European research Council funded global study on uses of social media, which
allowed her to live and work in Trinidad across 20112014. Jolynna is dedicated to contributing to Trinidadian
scholarship, she is the coauthor of Webcam with Daniel Miller and her chapter on contemporary Chinese
migration to Trinidad is included in the volume Media and Communication in the Chinese Diaspora.