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College of Integrative Studies

Sun Sun LIM

Full-time Faculty
Professor of Communication and Technology; Vice President (Partnerships and Engagement); Lee Kong Chian Fellow

Sun Sun Lim is Vice President, Partnerships and Engagement at the Singapore Management University where she is concurrently Professor of Communication and Technology at its College of Integrative Studies. From 2017-2022, she was Professor of Communication and Technology and Head of Cluster (Dean) of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). She has extensively researched the social impact of technology, focusing on technology domestication by families, workplace digital disruptions and public perceptions of smart city technologies. A prolific scholar, she has authored over 90 journal articles, books, and book chapters. Her research has been published in leading international journals including Nature, Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, New Media & Society, and AI & Ethics. She authored Transcendent Parenting: Raising Children in the Digital Age (Oxford University Press, 2020) and co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Communication and Society (Oxford University Press, 2020). She is a Fellow of the International Communication Association, an honour conferred on the top 1% of communication scholars worldwide.


  • PhD, Media & Communication, London School of Economics, 2003
  • MSc (Distinction), Media & Communication, London School of Economics, 1998
  • BSocSci (Honours), Faculty of Arts & Sciences, National University of Singapore, 1995

Research Interests

  • Social Impact of Technology
  • Digital Rights and Digital Literacy
  • Future of Work
  • AI Ethics and Data Governance