Academic Presentations

Public Speaking

I have presented on a number of topics from teaching, refugees, activism and development. 

Below I have given details on some of the academic presentations I have given. 

Ghost Fleet

13th January 2020

Gave a short presentation and Q&A session on the documentary film Ghost Fleet. Discussed issues of human trafficking and the unseen side of the fisheries industry in South East Asia.


Action Research

7th March 2019   


Presented ‘New methods in Law and Development: Action Research in KL, Malaysia’ in North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa  

Lawful Relations

23rd March 2017


Presented ‘Lawful Relations and Voice; living in a state of non-belonging’ in conference Research Impact in Action; Refugees, New Speakers and Global Law at Tilburg University, Netherlands 

Forced Migration and Development

1st December 2015


Presented ‘Malema; forced migration and a legacy of violence and development’ in a Rights, Individuals, Culture and Society (RIKS) seminar, Department of Law, University of Oslo, Norway  

Teaching Academic Skills

18th June 2014 


Presented and conducted a workshop on 'Academic Culture and Participatory Learning in EAP contexts', Wuzi University, in Beijing, China to teachers of academic skills and criticality. Focused on pedagogical questions and difficulties of didactic teaching in Chinese university contexts. I gave this presentation as part of the in-country programme I taught in academic skills.

Troublesome Knowledge

13th November 2019


Presented 'Troublesome Knowledge; issues with referencing and plagiarism for exam boards and lecturers' for a teaching day on referencing, at International Institute of Social Studies, Part of Erasmus University Rotterdam

Refugee Women

10th March 2018


Presented ‘Refugee Women as Development Actors in KL’ in Brickfields Asia College, UKT Law Y2 students ‘We are not illegal’ Human Rights and International Women’s Day Forum  

Solidarity and Voice

14th February 2017


Presented ‘Solidarity and Voice; Wij Zijn Hier’ in Solidarity in a workshop titled ‘Notions of Solidarity in and beyond Law and Development’ in University of Duesto, Bilbao, Spain 

Refugee Activism

August 2014


Presented MSSc Research ‘Refugee Activism and Linguistic Capital’ in the 17th Nordic Migration Research (NMR) Denmark at the Centre for Advanced Migration Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 

Spaces for Refugee Inclusion

November 2013


Gave 1-hour presentation on Language and Civil Society Organisations and Spaces for Refugee Inclusion at ECORYS 9-day training for 'Working with refugees and asylum seekers: good European practices for better work' in Venice, Italy. 

I was funded to attend this workshop and give this presentation.

Image by K. Mitch Hodge

MSSc Social and Community Development

Queens University, Northern Ireland