Dr Earvin Charles Cabalquinto is a Lecturer in Communication in the School of Communication and Creative Arts (SCCA). His research works lie in the intersections of digital media, mobilities and migration with a particular focus on critically investigating how migration experiences are shaped by an increasingly digitalisation of a contemporary and global society. He is interested in interrogating the possibilities and limits of digital media use in the conduct of personal, familial and social relations beyond borders. Further, his research advances ways of approaching and researching digital practices in a transnational context by deploying ethnographic and visual methodologies. He has published his works in high-ranking international journals such as Mobile Media & Communication, Media, Culture & Society, Information, Communication & Society, and Telematics and Informatics, as well as in edited book collections. He is actively working on several projects that seek to address the digital needs of migrant communities for civic participation in Australia.
Dr Cabalquinto sits in the editorial board of the International Journal of Cultural Studies. He also serves as an Associate Editor of Philippine- and Asia-based journals. He has been regularly invited by media outlets in and outside of Australia to give expert advice on a range of topics related to digital media and migration. These media channels include, SBS Filipino, The New Mandala, The Newsletter of International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Geelong Advertiser, Rappler, and so forth.
Digital and social media, Transnational communication, Labour migration, Transnational Ageing, (Im)mobilities in a digital world, Postcolonial content creation, Gender and Digital Media, and Digital Labour.
Digital media and communication, Digital marketing, Digital Curation, Digital media research methods, and Global communication
ALR703: Digital Marketing
ALM302: Digital Media Entrepreneurship
ALC703: Digital Curation
ALM101: Making Social Media
ALC708: Social Media Content Creation
ALA102: Creative Brand Communication
Digital media and communication, labour migration, gender studies, mobilities research, transnational ageing studies, digital ethnography, and visual methods.
Cabalquinto, E. C. B. and Tanyag, M. (2021), A murderous plague in the Philippines, New Mandala, 24 March 2021.
Welcome to their channel: How pro-Marcos content creators use deep stories and lax monitoring on YouTube, quotes based on presentation with Professor Cheryll Soriano on 'Marcos Truths on YouTube: Stories and Discursive Styles, 26 February 2021.
Cabalquinto, E. C. B. (2020), Staying Connected, Geelong Advertiser, 4 December 2020.
Cabalquinto, E. C. B. (2020), The COVID-19 Pandemic and Ageing Migrants' Digital Lives, The Disruptr, Deakin University.
Cabalquinto, E. C. B. (2020), From #MulaiBicara to #BabaeAko: Unpacking #MeToo movements across Asia, The Disruptr, Deakin University.
Cabalquinto, E. C. B. (2020), Filipino family life at a distance in the digital era, News from Australia and the Pacific, The Newsletter, International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden, The Netherlands.
How do Filipino migrants engage in transnational, online communications to keep in touch with families back home, interviewer by Dr. Michael Rivera, the Arch and Anth Podcast, 24 April 2020, [LINK]
Cabalquinto, E. C. B. (2019), Interrogating the politics of mobile caregiving, Feminist Educational Engagement Lab, Institute of Education, University College London
Expert advice, Want to be a social media influencer? These jobs are for you. This. Deakin University.
Cabalquinto, E. C. B. (2019), Fragmented and Connected: Transnational Filipino Family Life in the Digital Age, Star at 33: Insights 2020: Philippine Star.
Cabalquinto, E. C. B. (2019), A Scholar on the move: Key Reflections of a Visiting Researcher, Blog page of the Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe), Lancaster University.
Cabalquinto, E. C. B. (2019), Swipe in the name of love? Filipina agency in interracial digital dating, New Mandala.
Interviews at SBS Filipino:
Filipino seniors most affected by the Facebook news ban, interviewed by Maridel Martinez-Andar, SBS Filipino Radio, 20 February 2021.
What Facebook's news content ban means for Filipinos in Australia, interviewed and quoted by Camille Elemia of Rappler Philippines, 18 February 2021.
Lesson plan for digital learning, interviewed by Maridel Martinez-Andanar of SBS Melbourne (Radio) in the Filipino Language Program, 29 June 2020.
Filipinas find agency to choose [focus on problematising agency among Filipino women's use of dating applications on a transnational context], interviewed by Maridel Martinez-Andanar of SBS Melbourne (Radio) in the Filipino Language Program, 12 June 2019.
Caring from a distance [focus on mobile device use in transnational caregiving], interviewed by Maridel Martinez-Andanar of SBS Melbourne (Radio) in the Filipino Language Program, 24 October 2018.
Research Affiliate, Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (CoE AgeCare), University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Cultural Studies (2021 - present)
Social Media Editor, Asian Journal of Communication (2020 - present)
Associate Editor, Plaridel: A Philippine Journal of Communication, Media and Society (2020 - present)
Member, Mobilities, Diversity and Multiculturalism Stream, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University
Communication, School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University
Member, Asian Media and Cultural Studies Network, Deakin University
Member, Deakin Motion Lab
Member, Association of Internet Researchers
Member, International Communication Association
Member, International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe (IMISCOE)
2021 Faculty of Arts and Education Early Career Researcher Award for Career Excellence, Deakin University.
Visiting Fellow, Centre of Excellence in Research on Ageing and Care (CoE AgeCare), University of Jyväskylä, Finland, 2021
Visiting Scholar, Centre for Mobilities Research (CeMoRe), Lancaster University, United Kingdom, 2019
Recognition of achievement in student satisfaction survey - T1, 2019, School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University
Commendation for Excellent Teaching Results in 2018, School of Communication and Creative Arts, Deakin University.
Faculty of Arts Dean’s Sessional Commendation, Monash University, 2015
Recipient of the Monash Postgraduate Publications Award, 2016
Monash Graduate Scholarship (MGS) and Monash International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (MIPRS) (2012 – 2016)
(1) Digital connectivity in turbulent times: The case of elderly Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) people in Melbourne, Australia. This project is funded through the 2020 Pilot Research Grant at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation.
(2) Cultures of (Im)mobile Entanglements: Doing Research on Digital Media and Migration in Pandemic Times. A collaborative work with Dr Koen Leurs of Utretch University. The project is funded through the 2021 Collaborative Research Plan at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Globalisation and Citizenship.
(3) YouTube and Brokerage of Social Transactions in the Philippines. A collaborative project with Professor Cheryll Soriano of De La Salle University, Philippines.
(4) Foreign Workers in the Care Industry in Australia. A collaborative project with Dr Arlene Ozanne (University of Otago, New Zealand) and Dr Ruth Carlos (Ryukoku University, Japan). The project is granted a Grant Priming Fund from the University of Otago (2019).
The Paradox of a Mobile Society: Situating Cultural Studies in the Global South Context
(2023), Vol. 26, pp. 22-33, International Journal of Cultural Studies, London, Eng., C1
(2022), Oxford, Eng., A1
Cheryll Soriano, Earvin Cabalquinto
(2022), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, A1
"Come On, Put Viber, We Can Drink Coffee Together": Performing (Im)mobile Intimacy in Turbulent Times Among Aging Migrants
(2022), Vol. 15, pp. 244-260, Communication, Culture and Critique, Oxford, Eng., C1
'Without technology we'd be very stuck': Ageing migrants' differential (im)mobile practices during a lockdown
(2022), Media International Australia, London, Eng., C1
Earvin Cabalquinto, Monika Büscher
(2022), pp. 1-10, Media, Culture and Society, London, Eng., C1
Earvin Cabalquinto, Tanja Ahlin
(2021), pp. 344-361, Viral Loads: Anthropologies of urgency in the time of COVID-19, London, Eng., B1
(2021), pp. 148-156, Routledge Handbook of Social Futures, London, Eng., B1
(2021), Vol. 14, pp. 351-355, Communication, Culture and Critique, C1
Cheryll Soriano, Earvin Cabalquinto, Joy Panaligan
(2021), Vol. 23, pp. 84-111, Sociologias, Porto Alegre, Brazil, C1
Cecilia Uy-Tioco, Earvin Cabalquinto
(2020), pp. 153-170, Mobile media and social intimacies in Asia : reconfiguring local ties and enacting global relationships, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, B1
(2020), pp. 251-262, Handbook of research methods and applications for mobilities, Cheltenham, eng., B1
(2020), Vol. 23, pp. 1608-1624, Information communication and society, Abingdon, Eng., C1
(2020), Vol. 34, pp. 133-145, Continuum: journal of media & cultural studies, London, Eng., C1
E Cabalquinto, B Hutchins
(2020), Vol. 51, Telematics and Informatics, C1
E Cabalquinto, C Soriano
(2020), Vol. 23, pp. 892-907, Information Communication and Society, C1
E Cabalquinto, G Wood-Bradley
(2020), Vol. 23, pp. 787-802, International Journal of Cultural Studies, Thousand Oaks, CA, C1
(2020), Vol. 18, pp. 358-376, Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, London, Eng., C1
(2019), pp. 1-21, Second international handbook of internet research, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, B1
(2019), Vol. 4, pp. 49-63, Migration, mobility, & displacement, Victoria, BC, C1
(2018), pp. 247-263, Digital intimate publics & social media, Cham, Switzerland, B1
(2018), Vol. 12, pp. 4011-4029, International journal of communication, Los Angeles, Calif., C1
(2018), Vol. 40, pp. 795-816, Media, culture & society, London, Eng., C1
(2018), Vol. 6, pp. 37-52, Mobile media & communication, London, Eng., C1
Funded Projects at Deakin
Australian Competitive Grants
Exploring the digital divide in the ageing migrant's personal home
Dr Earvin Cabalquinto
ARC DECRA - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
- 2023: $17,307
No completed student supervisions to report