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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...

November 18, 2018

I will be chairing a panel on Knowledge, power and the governance of public policy tomorrow morning at the American Anthropology Association's annual conference in San Jose, where I will also present a paper on my work on safe migration governance in the Mekong region....

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...

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...

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...

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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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