Saphan, L. (2022). “Diasporic Performances: Cambodian American Soundscapes from Long Beach to Lowell” [moderator]. Association for Asian American Studies Annual Conference, Denver, CO.

Colon, K. and Saphan, L. (2022). “New Yorkers and their Catholic Faith During the Pandemic” [paper presentation]. The Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Symposium, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

Saphan, L. (2022). “Cambodian Golden Voices Legacies” [paper presentation]. The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS), The New York Southeast Asia Network (NYSEAN), and The Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS).

Saphan, L. (2018). Urban narrative and film [Paper Presentation]. Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, Baltimore, MD.

Saphan, L. (2017). Negotiating the Use of New York City’s Shared Public Spaces [Chair of the panel and paper presentation]. Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Saphan, L. (2017). Between Art and Scholarship [Paper presentation]. Faculty Forum, the College of Mount Saint Vincent, NY.

Saphan, L. (2017. Negotiating the Use of New York City’s Shared Public Spaces [Paper presentation]. Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, Atlantic City, PA.

Saphan, L. (2015). Negotiating encounters: NYC Public Spaces [Panel co-organized with Dr. Cory Blad from Manhattan College and paper presentation]. Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association annual conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Saphan, L. (2015). Globalization and Pop Culture: Cambodian Musical influences [Paper presentation]. New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS) annual conference at Vassar College, NY.

Saphan, L. (2015). Urban Narratives: Case Study of NYC Public Parks [Paper presentation] Literature and Science Writing-to-Learn Colloquium, College of Mount Saint Vincent, NY.

Saphan, L., Mantone, E. (2015). Food Truck Vendors: Invisible Contributors to Public Life. [Paper presention] Research with senior student presented at the 43rd Annual Conference of the National Association for Ethnic Studies at Mississippi State University, MS.

Saphan, L. (2015). Cambodian American Musical Experience. [Paper presentation]. Southwest PCA/ACA conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Saphan, L. (2014). Political Songs from Pre-Khmer Rouge Cambodia [Paper presentation]. Inaugural meeting of the International Working Group on Cambodia and Southeast Asia, Rutgers University, NJ.

Saphan, L. (2014). From Modern Rocker to Postmodern Hip-Hop Singer: Cambodian Alternative Female Voices [Paper presentation]. 6th Annual Forum of Khmer Studies organized by the Center of International Studies, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, March 16.

Saphan, L. (2013). Voices of Cambodian Modernity: Female Rock Stars of the Pre–Khmer Rouge Era [Paper presentation]. Asian Modernities and Tradition Leiden University, Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), Leiden.

Saphan, L. (2012). Beyond the Angkor Watt Sunset: The Emerging Visual Arts Scene in Phnom Penh [Paper presentation]. Imagining Cambodia conference, Northern Illinois University, Chicago.

Saphan, L. (2012). Music as an Agent of Cultural and Artistic Exchange [Paper presentation]. Symposium: Cultural Exchange between Europe and Southeast Asia, Seattle University.

Saphan, L. (2011). The Process of Becoming City Dwellers [Paper presentation]. Transforming Cambodian Studies: Social Change and Cultural Transitions since 1979, Center for Khmer Studies, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Saphan, L. (2007). Street Vendors: Eye of the Street [Paper presentation]. Conference on Living Capital: Sustaining Diversity in Southeast Asian Cities, Russian Cultural Center, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


Saphan, L. (2022). “Cambodian Early Cinema” [paper presentation] at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Saphan, L. (2022). “The role of the diaspora in the Cambodian musical preservation and exchange” [paper presentation]. Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at California State University, Long Beach.

Saphan, L. (2022). “Personal Stories About the Movement of People Worldwide” [Guest Speaker], organized by The Fishlinger Center for Public Policy Research, College of Mount Saint Vincent, N.Y., NY.

Saphan, L. (2021). “Cambodian American at the Reach”, The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

Saphan, L. (2021). "What's in a Name" [Talk]. Department of Fine Arts, University of Dallas.

Saphan, L. (2020). Memory, History & Documentary Filmmaking [Talk]. Cambodian Town Film Festival, Long Beach, CA.

Saphan, L. (2020). The Cambodian Case Studies [Talk]. Immigrant Stories/American Stories FSEM, College of Mount Saint Vincent, NY.

Saphan, L. (2019). Multicultural identities in Cambodia [Talk]. Urban Studies Speaker Serie, Worcester State University, MA.

Saphan, L. (2018). In Search of Southeast Asia Moving Images [ Talk]. M+ Museum for Visual Culture, Hong Kong.

Saphan, L. (2018). Cambodian History and Education [ Guest speaker]. Ridgewood Public Library, New Jersey.

Saphan, L. (2018). Cambodian Migration [Panel Discussion]. Immigration at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, New York.

Saphan, L. (2017). Phnom Penh, ville d'étrangers et centre des rencontres musicales de la jeunesse bourgeoise Cambodgienne [Talk]. Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

Saphan, L. (2017). The role of Archives in Cambodia [ Talk]. Asian Arts Archives, Brooklyn, New York.

Saphan, L. (2017). Emerging Artists in Cambodia [Talk]. Asian Educational Media Service, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, New York.

Saphan, L. (2017). The Role of Artists and Musicians in Cambodia [Talk]. The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, New York.

Saphan, L. (2017). Searching for Truthfulness & Reconciliation [Talk]. Along Veng Peace Center in Cambodia, Documentation Center of Cambodian, Phnom Penh. Saphan, L. (2017). Diapora Cambodian Art [Panel discussion]. UMass at Lowell, Lowell.

Saphan, L. (2016). Cambodia After Kent State [Panel discussion] May 4th Shooting Event, Kent State University, Kent.

Saphan, L. (2016). Paris - la Coulee Verte Vs NYC’s High Line [Talk]. The World is a Metrocard speaker series organized by the Modern Languages Department of CMSV, NY.

Saphan, L. (2014). Greenwich Village and the French Community [Talk] World on a Metrocard: The Languages and Cultures of NYC, College of Mount Saint Vincent, NY.

Saphan, L. (2013). The Cambodian Diaspora: The Influence of Social Media on Artistic Exchange [Talk]. APA, New York University.

Saphan, L. (2013). Re-Imagining Social Problems [Presider of a panel and talk]. SSSP convention, New York, NY.

Saphan, L. (2012). Cambodian Public Art as Defined by Prince Sihanouk [Talk]. Urban guerrilla with Dr. Poyin Auyeung, Manhattan College Urban Studies Department, New York.

Saphan, L. (2011). Mother Butterfly: The Search for Inspiration in Art Making [Talk]. Phare Ponleu School, Battambang, Cambodia.

Saphan, L. (2010). Genocide Coping Strategies Panel [Moderator and talk with George Chigas]. American Textile History Museum, U. Massachusetts.

Saphan, L. (2010). Cambodian Modern History and Legacy [ Moderator] Two-day panel with an artist, musician, and filmmaker. National Arts Council, Singapore.