Thursday November 3rd

“Negotiating the Use of New York City’s Shared Public Spaces » at the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, Atlantic City, NJ, November 3rd 2016.

Thursday April 28th

“Cambodia After Kent State” panel discussion for the May 4th Shooting Event, Kent State University, April 28th

Thursday February 11th

The UMASS Lowell Dept. of Art & Design is pleased to present a panel discussion with the artists from 1975, an exhibit of work by Cambodian American artists who engage with themes of war, memory, displacement and globalization. The panel discussion with Anida Yoeu Ali, Amy Lee Sandford and LinDa Saphan will take place in the O'Leary Library room 222 from 3:30 - 4:45, followed by a reception for the artists in the University Gallery in Mahoney Hall. All of these events take place on the South Campus of UMASS Lowell. Please email the Gallery Coordinator, [email protected] for more information.


Negotiating encounters: NYC Public Spaces.” Panel co-organized with Dr. Cory Blad from Manhattan College. Presented research on New York public spaces conducted with senior students at the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association annual conference, Philadelphia, Nov. 5–7.

Globalization and Pop Culture: Cambodian Musical influences.” New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS) annual conference at Vassar College, Oct. 16–17.

May 22

“Urban Narratives: Case Study of NYC Public Parks.” Literature and Science, Writing-to-Learn Colloquium, College of Mount Saint Vincent.


Presented talks and participated in discussions about my documentary film Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll at the following venues:

    1. CAAMFest (Center for Asian American Media), San Francisco. Presented a talk about doing research in Cambodia, addressing researching archival footage and conducting interviews.
    2. Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA, March 18, 2015.
    3. Sundance Kabuki Cinema, San Francisco, March 19, 2015.
    4. Online Q & A, Asian Educational Media Service, Association of Asian Studies, Chicago, March 28, 2015.

February 11- "Cambodian American Musical Experience" presentation at Southwest PCA/ACA conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico



April 11 - " Political Songs from Pre-Khmer Rouge Cambodia" presentation at Inaugural meeting of the International Working Group on Cambodia and Southeast Asia, Rutgers University, New Jersey.

March 26 - "Greenwich Village and the French Community" World on a Metrocard: the Languages and Cultures of NYC in Smith Hall, College of Mount Saint Vincent.

March 16 – "From Modern Rocker to Postmodern Hip Hop Singer: Cambodian Alternatives Voices" Presentation at the 6th Annual Forum of Khmer Studies organized by the Center of International Studies, Ohio University, Athens Ohio.


September 4-6 - "Voices of Cambodian Modernity: Female Rock Stars of the Pre–Khmer Rouge Era", Asian Modernities and Tradition Leiden University, Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV), and University of Pittsburgh.

9-11 August - Presider of a panel at "Re-Imagining Social Problems"a SSSP convention, New York, NY.

May 16 - "Inter Asian Diasporic Art", NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis,  20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor Conference Room, New York, NY.

April 24 - "The Legacy of Now”: Presented on the Diasporic Experience and Artistic Production in Cambodia at APA, New York University, NY.

March 11 - “Art Workshop" a discussion on my experience as a female visual artist in Cambodia at Moravian Academy, Bethlehem, PA.


Presented “Beyond Angkor Watt Sunset – the Emerging Visual art Scene in Phnom Penh” at a four-day Cambodia Studies Conference on Imagining Cambodia, Northern Illinois University, Chicago, IL, USA.

Presented “Music as Agent of Cultural and Artistic Exchange” at a Two-day Symposium on Cultural Exchange between Europe and Southeast Asia, Seattle University, WA, USA.

Presented “Cambodian Public Art as defined by Prince Sihanouk” at a talk on the Urban Guerrilla with Dr. Poyin Auyeung organized by Manhattan College Urban Studies Department, New York, USA.


Presented “ The Process of Becoming City Dwellers” at a joint conference organized by University of California at Berkeley and University of Wisconsin.

Moderator “Cambodian Modern History and Legacy.” Moderated a two-day panel about Cambodian modern history. Panelists included an artist, musician and filmmaker. Organized by Singapore Art Council, Singapore.

Organizer and developer “Mother Butterfly, the search of inspiration in art making” a two-day workshop with the US Department of State’s fund at Phare Ponleu School in Battambang, Cambodia.


Moderator “Genocide Coping Strategies Panel” with George Chigas, funded by University of Massachusetts, at the American Textile History Museum (ATHM) in Lowell, MA


Presented “Street Vendors, Eye of the Street” at the conference on Living Capital: Sustaining Diversity in Southeast Asian Cities. A Centre for Khmer Studies – Initiating Urban Studies in Cambodia and Capacity Building in Higher Education Conference, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


Conference Program Developer for the audio-visual center Bophana in Phnom Penh on “The Collective Memory: The Cultural and Artistic Heritage of Cambodia.” Program covered two years of conferences and linked various researchers and institutions - sociologists, anthropologists, historians, geographers and life stories through testimonies.


Presented “Different urban processes – the sidewalks of Phnom Penh” seminar organized by the Laboratory of Urban Anthropology from the CNRS, Ivry-Sur-Seine, France.


Organizer and developer of the two-week seminar program for CKS graduate students “What is The Future of Scientific Research in Cambodia?” Phnom Penh, Cambodia.