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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 8, 2019

I will attempt to answer this question at ANU's Migration and Social-Cultural Change Workshop.

For further details about the event can be found here. Abstract of my talk below. 

Is anti-trafficking dead? Understanding Australia’s role in regional anti- trafficking

This pa...

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...

July 30, 2018

On 14 August I have the great honour to present parts of my research on safe migration at the National University of Singapore (NUS). For further detials, please visit NUS's website. 

Below is the abstract of my talk: 

Academic literature on migration brokerage points to...

October 14, 2016

The annual Australian Anthropology Conference is approaching (12-15 December 2016). Besides co-chairing a panel on Humanitarianism in the Time of Anthropocene I will also present a paper in a related panel on Hospitalities in Transition. I am very existed about this as...

October 3, 2016

The University of Melbourne is hosting a symposium on Gender, Mobility Regimes and Social Transformation in Asia, 3-4 November, 2016. Further details can be found here.

I will be presenting the second day (abstract below):

‘What happened to sex trafficking? The new...

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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

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