Research

Interests: Comparative politics, information and communication technologies (ICTs), the politics of Internet regulation, and the Southeast Asian region, especially Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and the Philippines.

Education

  • PhD Candidate 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

Articles, Papers, Reports

Op-eds

In the Media

Presentations

2020

  • University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy’s Graduate Student Conference: Technology in the Global Sphere: Opportunities and Challenges: Panel on Global Security and Technology, Toronto, Canada (speaker)
  • University of Toronto’s Asian Institute event: Global Careers Through Asia‘s Keynote Panel with Senator Thanh Hai Ngo and Professor Rachel Silvey, Toronto, Canada (speaker)

2019

  • 2019 Canadian Cybersecurity Dialogue: Session 4: “It’s A Small World After All: Canada’s Cyber Foreign Policy,” Ottawa, Canada (speaker)
  • 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, New York, USA (moderator)
  • 2019 UN Internet Governance Forum: Panel on “Strengthening Digital Transformation through Digital Security,” Berlin, Germany (speaker)
  • 2019 UN Internet Governance Forum: Panel on “Strengthening Digital Ecosystem for Better Digital Inclusion,” Berlin, Germany (moderator)
  • York University’s COMN3550 course on Digital Media and Culture, Toronto, Canada (guest lecturer)
  • Panel on Southeast Asia’s information environment, Naval War College, Newport, USA (panellist / subject matter expert)
  • 2019 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), Montreal, Canada (speaker)
  • 2019 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, Montreal, Canada (speaker)
  • 36th Annual Frank Church Institute Conference – “Democracy in an Age of Anxiety” – Panel on “Democracy and the China Question,” Boise State University, Idaho, USA (panellist)
  • Conference on the Human Rights Situation in Vietnam – Hosted by The Hon. Senator Thanh Hai Ngo (Senate Canada), Ottawa, Canada (panellist)
  • 2019 Association for Asian Studies Conference: Roundtable on “Chinese Internet beyond China: Perspectives from Southeast Asia and Beyond,” Denver, Colorado, USA (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)
  • Indonesian Students Association (PERMIKA) Toronto workshop on “Leaders in Training: Lead, Motivate, and Inspire,” Toronto, Canada (speaker)

2018

2017

2016

  • 2016 Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GIGANET) Workshop: Paper presentation “Internet Governance at a Time of Crises: The case of Thailand,”  Guadalajara, Mexico (presenter/co-author)
  • 2016 UN Internet Governance Forum: Panel on “NetGov, please meet Cybernorms. Opening the debate,” Guadalajara, Mexico (panellist)
  • 2016 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF): Panel on “Threats to Free Expression in Asia,” Taipei, Taiwan (moderator)
  • 2016 RightsCon Conference: Panel on ““What Do Privacy and Transparency Mean to You?” Perspectives from the Global North and South,” San Francisco, USA (co-moderator)

2015

Service

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