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August 29, 2019

My latest paper in Sojourn. Abstract below. 

Activists, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the international media have repeatedly singled out the Mekong region as a hotspot for 'sex trafficking'. Yet, in recent years anti-trafficking campaigns that focus on pros...

July 16, 2019

My latest paper published in Dialectical Anthropology. Abstract below: 

Human trafficking has become a key site for intervention in global politics. Although anti-trafficking claims to mobilize resources for the combat against structural inequality within labour relatio...

December 13, 2018

I recently came across this book by Stephen Campbell which examines migration and labour precarity in Thailand. The book is excellent and I decided to review it. The review is accessible here. The book is highly relevant to my current research on migraiton assistance a...

October 23, 2018

Over the past three decades humanitarianism has broadened considerably in scope. Humanitarian aid agencies have increasingly moved beyond a traditionally narrow concern with immediate relief aid to engage the wider implications of their work. Humanitarian arguments hav...

June 13, 2018

ANU has recently published "Paradigm Shift - People Movements" - a selection of short essays from ANU colleagues on migration related challenges in the region. 

In my contribution, Beyond anti‐trafficking? Rethinking migration management in Asia,  I consider how anti-tr...

March 22, 2018

My latest publication in Current Anthropology 

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Postpanopticism and the “mobility turn” within the social sciences provide important challenges to territorial constructs, such as Foucauldian panopticism and James Scott’s notion of the synoptic. According to these...

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My latest publication in Current Anthropology 

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Postpanopticism and the “mobility turn” within the social sciences provide important challenges...

Sedentary Optics: Static Anti-Trafficking and Mobile Victims

March 22, 2018

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