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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...

June 4, 2019

June will be a busy month for me with three migration-related events scheduled in Europe where I will discuss my recent safe migration research. First, I'll present two papers at the annual migration conference in Bari, Italy. I will then present at the Norwegian Insti...

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...

February 14, 2017

ANU's Crawford School is hosting the Annual Australasian Aid Conference 15-16 February, where I will present a paper of safe migration governance in relation to development aid strategies. Abstract below: 

Economic dimensions of migration-led development (such as remitt...

December 7, 2016

The anual Australian Anthropology Society conference is fast approaching. I will be co-chariing a panel on Humanitarianism in the Time of the Anthropocene together with Darryl Stellmach (University of Sydney). We elaborate on our panel abstract in a blog post in S...

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

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