Congratulations go to Chheng-Hong Ho, who successfully defended his thesis Negotiating Motherhood Using ICTs in Taiwan-US Transnational Households this morning, at the University at Buffalo. (I was chair and Mary Cassata the second member of the committee.) The work consists of interviews of members of families using IM and chat to communicate between the US and Taiwan (overseas students), and disucsses this both from the perspective of transnationalism and domestication of household technologies. He presented an early version of this research at the IR6.0 in Chicago last year.
I think this is the last thesis or dissertation I will chair at UB. Chheng-Hong has continued his studies by entering the doctoral program at York University. I’m sure we will be seeing more from him as his studies progress.