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. (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.