Jolynna Sinanan

Jolynna Sinanan


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Dr Jolynna Sinanan is a Lecturer in Social and Digital Anthropology at the University of Manchester. She has conducted extensive fieldwork in Trinidad, Nepal, Australia and Cambodia and has published widely on digital and data practices, digital visual communication, intergenerational mobilities, work and gender in journals including New Media and Society, Convergence and the International Journal of Communication. Her books include Social Media in Trinidad (2017, UCL Press), Visualising Facebook (with D. Miller, 2017, UCL Press) and Digital Media Practices in Households (with L. Hjorth et al. 2021, Amsterdam University Press). Jolynna's current research focuses on mobile media and mobile livelihoods in the Everest tourism industry. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • digital anthropology
  • digital ethnography
  • anthropology of development
  • regionally comparative mobilities
  • family relationships
  • work
  • gender
  • migration
  • political engagement


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