Young Asian-Australians

This research project investigates how Asian youth in Australia learn about COVID-19 through social media and the extent to which they are exposed to COVID-19-related racism on social media.

Young Asian-Australians’ use of social media in coping with COVID-19

About

The objective of this project (UoM Chancellery’s COVID19 Impact on Society Seed Fund, 2020-2021, A$8,000) is twofold. First, it aims to examine how Asian youth in Australia learn about COVID-19 through social media. Second, it investigates the extent to which they are exposed to COVID-19-related racism on social media and its impacts on them. To address the two objectives, we will conduct a preliminary national survey of 1,000 youths aged 16-30 who self-identify as Asian-Australian (either born in Asian countries and migrated to Australia or have Asian heritage).

Project details

Sponsors

Chancellery, the University of Melbourne

Project team

Dr Wonsun Shin (lead Chief Investigator)
Dr Jay Song
Dr Wilfred Wang
Associate Professor Robyn Woodward-Kron
Professor May Oo Lwin

Contact

Dr Wonsun Shin