Talks & Presentations

Presenting my lesson plan "Where is 'Home'? A Case study of Cambodian-American Immigration and Deportation" at the University of Puerto Rico in March 2019

Invited Talks


EXTERNAL

Creating Connections Consortium's Virtual Summit April 2021

Disentangling the Language of Intimacy and Condescension in Cambodia


Northern Illinois University, Center for Southeast Asian Studies Friday Lecture February 2020

How Not to Talk to Monks in Cambodia: Khmer Honorifics and Language Change

University of Michigan & University of Puerto Rico Outreach Collaboration March 2019

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Where is “Home”? A Case study of Cambodian-American Immigration and Deportation

I created a pedagogical toolkit on the topic of Cambodian-American deportation and presented it to Puerto Rican educators who may use the lesson plan in their own classrooms.

(Access Here. My lesson begins on page 105)

(En español, mi lección comienza en la página 113)

Creating Connections Consortium’s “Reimagining the Academy: Constructing Inclusive and Participatory Communities in Challenging Times,” Nov 2018

Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

The Khmer Buddhist Monk Honorific Register: Language, Religion, and Identity in Cambodia


Khmer Rouge Effects and Aftereffects: Performance, Social Engagement, and Trauma as Legacies of Violence Jun 2015

Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Communist Language Ideology: Performing Communist Language under the Khmer Rouge

INTERNAL

Guest Lecturer, “Pronouns and Power” Spring Course June 2020

University of Michigan

Gave a Zoom guest lecture on the topic of “registers” and “honorific registers,” incorporating examples from English and Khmer. I also designed a small groupwork activity where students analyzed parodies of registers in the media.

International Institute Conference on Migration February 2020

University of Michigan

Deporting the Unsettled: From Cambodian Refugee Resettlement to Exiled Cambodian-Americans

Middle Eastern & North Africa – Southeast Asia (MENA-SEA) Teacher Program February 2020

University of Michigan

Deportations of Cambodian-American refugees in the Aftermath of Genocide

Funded by U.S. Department of Education and the University of Michigan, I gave a pedagogical talk to 6 Michigan middle school and high school teachers in the year-long MENA-SEA Program, whose goal is to equip the teachers with knowledge about the Middle East and Southeast Asia so that they may return to the schools and diversify their curriculum. I was invited for their session, “Genocide, Historical Memory, and Justice in the Middle East and in Southeast Asia.” I lectured and provided potential lesson plans concerning the deportation of Cambodian-American refugees.

World History and Literature Initiative’s “Migration in World History and Literature” Jul 2018

University of Michigan

Resettling and Deporting the Unsettled: The Cambodian-American Refugee Experience

Funded by U.S. Department of Education and the University of Michigan, I gave a pedagogical lecture and provided lesson plan materials for Michigan middle school and high school teachers of world history and world literature on the topic of Southeast Asian-American refugees and the recent criminal deportation of Cambodian-Americans so that teachers may use the materials to diversify their curriculum

Guest Lecturer, Introduction to Southeast Asian Studies March 2019

University of Michigan

Presented on the experiences of Cambodian-American refugees, particularly the 1.5 generation who are being criminally deported to Cambodia


Conference Presentations

EXTERNAL

Society for Linguistic Anthropology 2020 Spring Conference Apr 2020 [Postponed to Apr 2021]

“After the war, traditions were lost”: Cambodian nostalgia as a window into the past, present, and future

American Anthropological Association 118th Annual Meeting Nov 2019

Vancouver, Canada

Those who know less teach those who know nothing”: the legacy of the Khmer Rouge on the Khmer language

The Anthropology of Language in Mainland Southeast Asia Aug 2019

University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

“Khmer has no grammar rules”: metapragmatic commentaries and linguistic anxiety in Cambodia

American Anthropological Association 117th Annual Meeting Nov 2018

Demanding a Code of Conduct and Language Standards for Cambodian Politicians

Michicagoan Linguistic Anthropology Grad Student Conference May 2018

University of Chicago

Did Jesus slap or sokut for our sins?: Language-use among Cambodian Christians

Society for Linguistic Anthropology Spring Meeting Mar 2018

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Linguistic Role Models amidst Cambodian Linguistic Anxiety

Southeast Asia Program’s Grad Student Conference Mar 2018

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

“Khmer has no grammar rules”: metapragmatic commentary and linguistic anxiety in Cambodia

Khmer Rouge Effects and Aftereffects: Performance, Social Engagement, and Trauma as Legacies of Violence Mar 2015

Co-sponsored by Human Sciences Encounters in Phnom Penh and Center for Khmer Studies at the Royal University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Communist Language Ideology under the Khmer Rouge


School of Pacific and Asian Studies Grad Student Conference Apr 2013

University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

Khmer Rouge Language Policies – Performing Communist Language

Imagining Cambodia: Cambodian Studies ConferenceSep 2012

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

“I would like to announce that I am searching for…”: Cambodians in search of missing relatives

English Graduate Student Association Conference Mar 2012

Northeastern University, Boston, MA

“Have You Seen My Family? – Cambodians in Search of Long Lost Relatives”

Graduate Academic Conference Mar 2012

Michigan State University, Lansing, MI

The Gift of Sponsorship: Church Sponsorship of Cambodian Refugees

INTERNAL

Southeast Asian Studies Grad Student Conference Feb 2018

University of Michigan

“Khmer has no grammar rules”: metapragmatic commentary and linguistic anxiety in Cambodia

Michicagoan Linguistic Anthropology Grad Student Conference May 2013

University of Michigan

Communist Language Ideology: Performing Communist Language under the Khmer Rouge

Four Field Anthropology Grad Student Conference Mar 2013

University of Michigan

Performing Communist Language under the Khmer Rouge

AGEP/Summer Institute Research Symposium Aug 2011

University of Michigan

Church Sponsorship of Cambodian Refugees in Michigan