(upcoming) Saphan, L. (2022). Faded Reels: The Art of Four Cambodian Filmmakers 1960-1975, Phnom Penh, Royal University of Phnom Penh.

Saphan, L. (2010). La vie sociale des espaces publics à Phnom Penh. Published dissertation. Sarrebuck, Germany: Editions Universitaires Européennes.



Saphan, L. (2022). “What’s in a Name” in Dreams for Our Children: Immigrant Letters to the Future, (ed) Banjo, O. Minneapolis, Wise Ink Creative Publishing. [Creative writing about immigration experience].

Saphan, L. and Hun, N. (2021). “Popular and Political Songwriting in Cambodia: From Sihanouk’s Prewar Golden Age to Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge” in Hun, N., Kim, M., Lee, Y., Nelson, R., Oum, R. O., & Saphan, L., The Golden Age of Cambodian Popular Music, Kim, M.(Ed.), Seoul: Hyunsilbook, p.41-81.  

Saphan L., Cabrera, K. (2020). “The Street Vendors Who Make Christmas For New York City.” Zocalo Public Square, December 22.

Saphan, L. (2017). “Cambodian Popular Musical Influences from the 1950s to the Present Day” in Asian Popular Music History, edited by Hyunjoon Shin and Keewoong Lee.  Seoul, South Korea: Sungkonghoe University Press, 2017.  

Saphan, L. (2017). “Cambodia’s Collective Memory and Healing Through Public Art: “For Those Who Are No Longer Here” Documentation Center of Cambodia Print, December, Phnom Penh Cambodia, Catalog pp.16-21



Saphan, L. Cabrera, K., (2019). “Negotiating the Use of New York City’s Shared Public Spaces”, Streetnotes Journal, volume 26, June.  

Saphan, L. Salas M., and Rozario C., (2016). “Bryant Park, New York: Strangers in Public Spaces.” Streetnotes Journal, volume 25, September.  

Saphan, L. (2016). “Gendered Modernity in Cambodia: The Rise of Women in the Music Industry.” Khmer Scholar Journal, September.  

Saphan, L. (2015). “From Modern Rock to Postmodern Hard Rock: Cambodian Alternative Music Voices.” Ethnic Studies Review 35, nos. 1 & 2 (Spring): 23–40.  

Saphan, L. (2015). “Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll”, film study guide for college students and faculty, Spring, Argot Pictures.  

Saphan, L. (2014). Contributor to Troubling Borders: An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora, eds. Isabelle Thuy Pelaud, Lan Duong, Mariam B. Lam, and Kathy L. Nguyen. Seattle: University of Washington Press.

Saphan, L. (2013). “Norodom Sihanouk and the Political Agenda of Cambodian Music, 1955–1970.” International Institute for Asian Studies, Number 64.

Saphan, L. (2004). “Les vatts en banlieue parisienne.” In Le Paris Asie, 150 ans de présence de la Chine, de l'Indo-Chine, du Japon dans la capitale, eds. Pascal Blanchard and Eric Deroo. Paris: La Découverte.



Saphan, L. Executive Producer: Chhem, by Sopoi Ann and Jean-Philippe Ury (75 min.) Arthouse psychological drama. Associate producer. In postproduction.

Saphan, L. (2016). Director: Nate from Lowell, MA. (7:07minutes). About the importance of archiving memory through the lens of a record collector who preserved Cambodian popular music history.

Saphan, L. (2015). Executive producer: Three Wheels, directed by Kavich Neang (20 minutes). Khmer with English subtitles. 58-year-old Nath works the night streets of Phnom Penh as a Tuc Tuc mini-cab driver. Lonely and depressed, he is obsessed with a dancer whom he met before the Khmer Rouge period.

Saphan, L. (2014). Associate producer and lead researcher: Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll (105 min.), a documentary directed by John Pirozzi on Cambodian history and popular music.

Saphan, L. (2006) Art Director: Lettre Filmée. A 20-minute film about the representation of the artist in Cambodia, directed by Christine Bouteiller.