Research

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Download CV (.pdf) (Updated: September 2021)

Interests

  • Comparative politics
  • Public policy
  • The governance of information and communication technologies (ICTs)
  • The intersection of politics of identity and Internet regulation
  • Southeast Asia, especially Indonesia, Malaysia, 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

Book Chapters

Op-eds

In the Media

Presentations

2021

  • 2021 Global Security Forum: Panel on “Terrorism Threats and Responses Online: The Role of ICTs,” The Soufan Center
  • 2021 American Political Science Association Conference (APSA): Panel on “New Directions in the Study of Conflict and Pluralism in Southeast Asia,” APSA Virtual Presentation
  • 2021 European Cybersecurity Seminar Series: “The Geopolitics of Data Routing,” European Cyber Conflict Research Initiative (discussant)
  • Panel on the release of “No Access LGBTIQ Website Censorship in Six Countries” report, OutRight Action International
  • Simon Fraser University’s IS444 – “Inside Diplomacy: A Practitioner’s Perspective” with former Ambassador Paul Meyer, Week 12: Diplomacy of Cyber Security, Toronto, Canada (guest speaker)
  • 2021 RightsCon: Panel Session on “Balancing Privacy and Public Health in Digital Contact Tracing in the APAC Region
  • “Bincang Santuy UU ITE” (“Discussion on Revising Indonesia’s IET Law”) (in Bahasa Indonesia), Heylaw Indonesia
  • “Beyond COVID-19: Non-Traditional Security in Asia,” Defence and Security Foresight (DSF) Group, University of Waterloo
  • “Global Ideas Institute’s Mentors Training on Conducting Interviews,” University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy

2020

  • “Debate: 5G will harm the planet – True or False?” Youth Internet Governance Forum (subject matter expert)
  • “Human rights and COVID-19 contact-tracing apps,” McGill International Law Society (MILS), McGill University
  • 2020 Re:Locations Symposium: Resilience & Disaster: The Global South during COVID-19 – Presented a draft paper titled “Securitization of COVID-19 in the Philippines,” University of Toronto
  • “Pandemic of Surveillance: Digital Contact Tracing in Southeast Asia,” Digital Reach Asia
  • 2020 Conference on Cyber Norms: Panel session “Toward inclusion: the global governance of cyber norms,” The Hague Program for Cyber Norms
  • “Citizenship in the Age of Digital Surveillance,” Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto
  • “Multi-Sector Cooperation & Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism,” Co-hosted by the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) and the UN Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED)
  • “Membicarakan Satu Tahun Internet Shutdown di Indonesia” (“One Year after Internet Shutdown in Indonesia”) (in Bahasa Indonesia), Youth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Indonesia
  • “Cyber Threat Data Coalition Event,” ETH Zurich and Forum of Incident Response Security Teams (FIRST) (moderator)
  • “Exploring the New Digital Threats for Civil Society in Southeast Asia,” Tifa Foundation and the Citizen Lab (co-organiser and panellist)
  • 10th USENIX Workshop on Free and Open Communications on the Internet: Panel on “Internet Freedom in the International Arena,” Free and Open Communications on the Internet (FOCI)
  • “Privacy and Digital Security in Indonesia,” The Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM)
  • “Belanja Online: Nasib Data Pribadi Kita di Mata Hukum” (Our Personal Data in the Eyes of the Law) (in Bahasa Indonesia), Djokosoetono Research Center at the University of Indonesia Faculty of Law
  • Instagram Live Chat with Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert: “Personal data protection & COVID-19”
  • “Pelindungan Data Pribadi dalam Aplikasi “PeduliLindungi”” (“Personal Data Protection in Indonesia’s “Peduli Lindungi” COVID-19 app”) (in Bahasa Indonesia), The Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM)
  • “Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Digital Rights,” Organization of American States
  • 2020 Munk School Graduate Student Conference: Technology in the Global Sphere: Opportunities and Challenges: Panel on Global Security and Technology, University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy’s Graduate Student Conference, Toronto, Canada
  • 2020 Global Careers Through Asia Conference: Keynote Panel with Senator Thanh Hai Ngo and Professor Rachel Silvey, Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

2019

  • 2019 Canadian Cybersecurity Dialogue: Panel 4: “It’s A Small World After All: Canada’s Cyber Foreign Policy,” Ottawa, Canada
  • UN Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security – 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
  • 2019 UN Internet Governance Forum: Panel on “Strengthening Digital Ecosystem for Better Digital Inclusion,” Berlin, Germany (moderator)
  • York University’s COMN3550 – “Digital Media and Culture” with Doctoral Candidate Lianrui Jia: “The Battle over the Future of Internet Governance,” Toronto, Canada (guest lecturer)
  • “Southeast Asia’s information environment,” Naval War College, Newport, USA
  • 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
  • 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
  • 36th Annual Frank Church Institute Conference – “Democracy in an Age of Anxiety” – Panel on “Democracy and the China Question,” Boise State University, Idaho, USA
  • Conference on the Human Rights Situation in Vietnam – Hosted by The Hon. Senator Thanh Hai Ngo (Senate Canada), Ottawa, Canada
  • 2019 Association for Asian Studies Conference: Roundtable on “Chinese Internet beyond China: Perspectives from Southeast Asia and Beyond,” Denver, Colorado, USA (panel 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
  • Panel on “Technological Experiments in the Digital Age,” University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Human Rights Watch Canada, Toronto, Canada
  • Indonesian Students Association (PERMIKA) Toronto workshop on “Leaders in Training: Lead, Motivate, and Inspire,” Toronto, Canada

2018

2017

2016

2015

Teaching Experience

  • Head Teaching Assistant, POL106HS 2022 – Contemporary Challenges to Democracy: Democracy in the Social Media Age (with Professor Ron Deibert). Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, Winter 2022.
  • Head Teaching Assistant, POL106HS 2021 – Contemporary Challenges to Democracy: Democracy in the Social Media Age (with Professor Ron Deibert). Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, Winter 2021.

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