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From the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University, the Gatty Lecture Rewind Podcast features interviews and conversations with scholars and researchers working in and around Southeast Asia, all of whom have been invited to give a Gatty Lecture at Cornell University. Conversations cover the history, politics, economics, literature, art, and cultures of the region. Podcast topics cover the many nations and peoples of Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Burma, Laos, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, and Timor-Leste. For more information on the Southeast Asia Program at Cornell University, visit our website. Music provided by 14 Strings and the Cornell Gamelan Ensemble.

May 19, 2022

In our last episode of the season, Michael talks with Kale Fajarado, Associate Professor of American Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), about his research on queer river-and-seafaring Filipino figures in contemporary Philippine cinema.

A few of Kale Fajarado's...


May 12, 2022

In our latest episode, Michael sits down with Professor Dredge Kang, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UC San Diego, to discuss his first book project, "White Asian Aspirations: Queer Racialization in Thailand," and his broader research into race, gender, sexuality, and class in Thailand.

Research and lecture...


May 5, 2022

In our newest episode, Michael and Unaizah chat with Kathryn Fiorella, Assistant Professor of Public & Ecosystem Health at Cornell University, about her research on the impact of environmental changes on fishing practices and livelihoods in Cambodia. 

Research and lecture summary: 01:40

Advice for researchers and...


Apr 28, 2022

In this latest episode, Michael and Tinakrit Sireerat, a PhD Candidate in the Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University, discuss his dissertation on the history of livestock farming in Hokkaido and forestry in Lanna as a backdrop for the interconnections between colonial administration and environmental...


Apr 21, 2022

In our latest episode, Michael sits down with May Sabe Phyu, renowned Burmese women's rights activist, to discuss her advocacy work for women in Myanmar. 

Activism and lecture summary: 01:38

General advice: 29:34

May Sabe Phyu's Top Recommendations:

  • Civil Resistance: What Everyone Needs to Know by Erica Chenoweth (