The Transregional Virtual Research Institute (TVRI) Media, Activism and the New Political: InterAsian Perspectives is one of many projects that comprise the Social Science Research Council’s larger InterAsia Program. Events and research projects examine the symbolic dimensions of mediated activism, media as activism, mediated activism and (counter) revolutions, and mediated populism, among other issues.

The TVRI is designed to be catalytic in nature, generating new research questions and collaborations, defining lines of innovative work, and drawing attention to lacunae in the field. As with all InterAsia Program research, emphasis is placed on transnational and transregional dimensions of this work and the reconceptualization of Asia as a spatially and historically networked region and interlinked set of formations stretching from West Asia through Eurasia, Central Asia, and South Asia to Southeast Asia and East Asia.