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Elisha Lim

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Assistant Professor

Email: eclim@yorku.ca

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Elisha Lim (they/them) researches the intersection of social media, theology and critical race theory, and is currently working on a book called Pious about the rise in distorted identity politics, from ethnic fraud and polarizing populism to hyperbolic corporate solidarity statements.

Lim is also an award-winning claymation filmmaker, and their queer and transgender films, comic strips, and graphic novel (100 Crushes, Koyama Press) are documented by Duke University Press and Inanna Press monographs. They have written about algorithms and identity economics in academic journals and the media (The Daily Beast; hyperallergic; Document Journal; TEDxUofT) as well as thematically in their upcoming graphic novel, 8 Dreams About You.

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Degrees

PhD, University of Toronto
Postdoctoral Fellowship, The University of Pennsylvania
Books

Publication
Year

100 Crushes. Toronto: Koyama Press.

2014

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

"Subaltern Digital Cultures: Precarious Migrants on TikTok." Oxford International Handbook on Media & Social Justice.

2024

“Florence Yee: Presence, Power.” Elusive Desires (Exhibition Catalogue). Markham: Varley Art Gallery. October.

2021

“Renounce or Perish.” Eds. Dei, G; Hilowle, S. Cartographies of Race and Social Difference. Stockholm: Springer International Publishing. 25-65.

2018

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“Personal Identity Economics: Facebook and the distortion of identity politics.” Social Media + Society. Volume 7 Issue 2. May 10.

2021

“The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Facebook.” Social Media + Society. Volume 6
Issue 2. April 1.

2020


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2023 AP/HUMA1909 6.0 A Techno-Science and Popular Culture LECT
Fall/Winter 2023 AP/HUMA1909 6.0 A Techno-Science and Popular Culture TUTR



Elisha Lim (they/them) researches the intersection of social media, theology and critical race theory, and is currently working on a book called Pious about the rise in distorted identity politics, from ethnic fraud and polarizing populism to hyperbolic corporate solidarity statements.

Lim is also an award-winning claymation filmmaker, and their queer and transgender films, comic strips, and graphic novel (100 Crushes, Koyama Press) are documented by Duke University Press and Inanna Press monographs. They have written about algorithms and identity economics in academic journals and the media (The Daily Beast; hyperallergic; Document Journal; TEDxUofT) as well as thematically in their upcoming graphic novel, 8 Dreams About You.

Degrees

PhD, University of Toronto
Postdoctoral Fellowship, The University of Pennsylvania

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

"Subaltern Digital Cultures: Precarious Migrants on TikTok." Oxford International Handbook on Media & Social Justice.

2024

“Florence Yee: Presence, Power.” Elusive Desires (Exhibition Catalogue). Markham: Varley Art Gallery. October.

2021

“Renounce or Perish.” Eds. Dei, G; Hilowle, S. Cartographies of Race and Social Difference. Stockholm: Springer International Publishing. 25-65.

2018

Books

Publication
Year

100 Crushes. Toronto: Koyama Press.

2014

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“Personal Identity Economics: Facebook and the distortion of identity politics.” Social Media + Society. Volume 7 Issue 2. May 10.

2021

“The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Facebook.” Social Media + Society. Volume 6
Issue 2. April 1.

2020


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall/Winter 2023 AP/HUMA1909 6.0 A Techno-Science and Popular Culture LECT
Fall/Winter 2023 AP/HUMA1909 6.0 A Techno-Science and Popular Culture TUTR