Research

 

Topics of Interest

Information and communication technologies (ICTs), Internet governance and identity politics, gender and digital security, countering terrorism / violent extremism / hate speech online, and the Southeast Asian region, especially Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines.

Articles, Papers, Reports

Op-eds

In the Media

Selected Panels and Presentations

2019

  • UN Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security – side event: Panel on “Cybersecurity: Why gender matters?” co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of Canada to the UN and the Organisation of American States (moderator)
  • 2019 UN Internet Governance Forum Panel on “Strengthening Digital Transformation through Digital Security” (speaker)
  • 2019 UN Internet Governance Forum Panel on “Strengthening Digital Ecosystem for Better Digital Inclusion” (moderator)
  • York University’s COMN3550 course on Digital Media and Culture (guest lecturer)
  • Panel on Southeast Asia’s information environment, Naval War College, Newport, USA (panellist / subject matter expert)
  • Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies (CCSEAS) Conference –  Session titled “Taking Stock to Move Forward: Making Space for Southeast Asia in the Study of World Politics” – Presented a draft paper on cyber norms development in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) (speaker)
  • Canadian Council for Southeast Asian Studies (CCSEAS) Conference –  Session titled “Contested Spheres of Social Mobilisation and the Regulatory State in Southeast Asia” – Presented a draft paper on ICTs and LGBTIQ advocacy in Southeast Asia (speaker)
  • 36th Annual Frank Church Institute Conference – “Democracy in an Age of Anxiety” – Panel on “Democracy and the China Question,” Boise State University, Boise, Idaho (panellist)
  • Conference on the Human Rights Situation in Vietnam – Hosted by The Hon. Senator Thanh Hai Ngo (Senate Canada), Ottawa, Canada (panellist)
  • Roundtable at the Association for Asian Studies Conference: “Chinese Internet beyond China: Perspectives from Southeast Asia and Beyond,” , Denver, Colorado (chair)
  • Panel on “Populism and Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia,” the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (panellist)
  • Panel on “Technological Experiments in the Digital Age,” University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Human Rights Watch Canada, Toronto, Canada (panellist)
  • Workshop titled “Leaders in Training: Lead, Motivate, and Inspire,” Indonesian Students Association (PERMIKA) Toronto and the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia, Toronto, Canada (speaker)

2018

2017

2016

2015

Volunteer Roles

Certificates

  • Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute, University of Pennsylvania and University of Oxford
  • Leadership in Administration, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
  • Digital Marketing Management, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
  • E-Business and Web Marketing, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
  • Marketing Communications, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
  • Publicity and Public Relations, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies

Education

  • PhD Student in Political Science, University of Toronto
  • MA in Political Science and Asia Pacific Studies, University of Toronto
  • BA in Political Science, the University of British Columbia