5th ASLE-ASEAN Ecocritical Conference

Posthuman Southeast Asia

23-25 November 2023

Parallel Panel Session D

Day 2 - 24 November 2023

10:30 - 12:00

Panel D1 - English - Hybrid @ E4-PD1 (Zoom ID: 91958004384)

"Contemporary Southeast Asian Eco-theatre" - Moderated by Kirstin Pauka


    Catherine Diamond (PhD) is a Professor of Theatre and Environmental Literature at Soochow University, Taipei, Taiwan. She is the author of Communities of Imagination: Contemporary Southeast Asian Theatres (2012), and the director/playwright of the Kinnari Ecological Theatre Project   Theatre of Animals and Gods: Zoo Animals Perform Themselves to Educate Humans Abstract: This […]


    Kirstin Pauka (PhD) is a Professor of Asian Theatre at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Her primary area of specialization is theatre of Southeast Asia. She has produced and directed many Southeast Asian theatre productions at UH Kennedy Theatre, including several Balinese Wayang Listrik (shadow theatre) shows in collaboration with Balinese master […]


    Dennis Gupa (PhD) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Winnipeg’s Department of Theatre and Film. He has an MA in Theatre Arts (University of the Philippines), MFA in Theatre (University of British Columbia), and PhD in Applied Theatre (University of Victoria). As a former Vanier scholar, he wrote his dissertation on […]

Panel D2 - English- Onsite @ E4-518 (Zoom ID: 99367844142)

"Writing Beyond the Human" - Moderated by Ignasi Ribó


    Tran Ngoc Hieu (PhD) is a Lecturer at Hanoi National University of Education. He earned a PhD in Literary Theory in 2012. His research interests include literary theories, contemporary arts, Vietnamese modern literature, and comparative literature. He has contributed to edited volumes, such as Southeast Asian Ecocriticism: Theories, Practices and Prospects (Lexington Books […]


    Nanthanoot Udomlamun (PhD) is a Lecturer in literature and literary theory at the Department of Literature, Faculty of Humanities, Kasetsart University. Her extensive body of work encompasses research articles exploring themes such as diaspora, migration, and critical analyses of colonialism, neoliberalism, and global capitalism. Her research interests lie in postcolonial theory, decoloniality, and […]


    Rao Na is a PhD candidate at the Department of English, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, Universiti Putra Malaysia. She is also a Lecturer at Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Guizhou, China. Her research is related to the ecocriticism of young adult literature. Florence Toh Haw Ching (PhD) is a […]


    Thu Van Phan (PhD) obtained a PhD from Fudan University (Shanghai, China). She is a researcher and Lecturer of East Asian Literature, adviser for MA students in the Foreign Literature program, Chair of the Division of Foreign Literature and Vice-dean of the Department of Literature and Linguistics, at the Ho Chi Minh University […]

Panel D3 - English - Onsite @ E4-507 (Zoom ID: 95880689108)

"Blue Ecocriticism: Southeast Asian Water Ecologies" - Moderated by Johanna Götz


    Karen Siu is a PhD candidate in English at Rice University, working in Asian American studies, blue humanities, critical refugee studies, ecocriticism, and Vietnamese American cultural studies. Her dissertation project examines how water has come to give linguistic and cultural shape to the histories, experiences, and differences voiced and unvoiced in Vietnamese Anglophone […]


    Shibaji Mridha is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB). He obtained his second MA in literature and writing at Kent State University, Ohio, USA. His thesis is titled “Ecocinema, Slow Violence, and Environmental Ethics: Tales of Water.” He completed an MA in English Literature and […]


    Pratiksha Pradhan is a PhD scholar in English at the Department of Languages and Literature, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Andhra Pradesh, India. Her doctoral research focuses on ecology and media pertaining to literature from northeast India and riverine oral narratives, testimonies, and documentaries. She is a recipient of the University […]

Panel D4 - English - Hybrid @ E4-508 (Zoom ID: 93989978987)

"Indigenous Ontologies of Southeast Asia" - Moderated by Noe John Joseph Sacramento


    Nicolas Lainé (PhD) is a social anthropologist and Research Fellow at the UMR Paloc, a multidisciplinary mixed research unit from the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD) and the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) in Paris. A specialist in society-environment relations, he has conducted numerous field studies in India, Laos, […]


    Joseph Casibual (PhD) is an Assistant Professor at Western Mindanao State University- Philippines, where he teaches language, literature, and research-related courses. His field of specialization includes linguistics and literature, with most of his research focusing on gender, folklore, cultural studies, and applied linguistics. He has presented at local and international research conferences and […]


    Rakesh Kumar Pankaj is a Senior Research Fellow of English Literature at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Ropar, Punjab, India. He is working on his doctoral thesis titled “Religious Environmentalism and Magahi Folk Songs: An Ecocritical Study” under the supervision of Dr. Dibyakusum Ray. His research interests […]


    Maria Anjelica Wong is an educator and researcher from the Philippines. She holds a BA in Literature and History from the University of the Philippines Visayas and is pursuing a master’s degree in Philippine Studies at the University of the Philippines Diliman. As a Lecturer at UP Visayas, her interests encompass Philippine literature, […]

Panel D5 - English - Onsite @ E4-509 (Zoom ID: 97129296912)

"Posthumanist Eco-film Studies" - Moderated by Trinh Dinh Thi Vu


    Christian Jil Benitez teaches at the Ateneo de Manila University, where he earned an AB-MA in Filipino literature. Currently based in Bangkok, he is pursuing his PhD at Chulalongkorn University, working on a manuscript on the nonhuman under the Second Century Fund Scholarship. His essays on time, tropicality, and materiality have appeared in […]


    Thuy Nguyen Thi Thu (PhD) is a tenured lecturer in the Department of Foreign Literature and Comparative Studies at Vietnam National University in Hanoi. Her work focuses on Russian literature, Russian orientalism, spatial literary studies, and the theory of film adaptation. Her latest publications are “F. Dostoevsky’s ‘A Writer’s Diary’: ‘Oriental Questions’ and […]


    John Jay Morido is a faculty member of the English Department at Mindanao State University, General Santos, where he teaches English language, literature, and arts. He has a BA in English and is now studying an MA in English Language and Literature at the Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City, Philippines. He is […]

Panel D6 - English/Vietnamese - Online @ Zoom ID: 99330296221

"Indigenous Naturecultures in Vietnam" - Moderated by Sophia Athena Ramos


    Pham Thi To Thy received an MA in Vietnamese Literature from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh. She is a Lecturer at the School of Southern Khmer Language, Culture, Arts and Humanity, Tra Vinh University, Vietnam. Her research interests include southern Vietnamese literature, southern Khmer folklore, […]


    Thi Thoi Ha is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Literature, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City. Her thesis topic is the folklore of the Mnông and Stiêng. She has been conducting fieldwork during 2022 and 2023. E-mail: missthoi.folklore@gmail.com   Culture that Respects Nature: A […]


    Hoang Thi My Nhi (PhD) is a mid-tier researcher under the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, Institute for Southeast Asia Studies, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS). She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Hue University (2004), and a master’s degree (2008) and PhD (2018) from Vietnam National University, Hanoi. She worked […]

Panel D7 - English - Online @ Zoom ID: 91457885639

"Posthuman Fictions: Dystopia and Hybridity" - Moderated by Ujjwal Khobra


    Isaraporn Pissa-ard (PhD) is an Assistant Professor at Chiang Mai University, Thailand, where she teaches undergraduate courses in world literature, mythology, and folklore. Her research interests include comparative literature, Thai political fiction, critical folklore studies, children’s literature, and literature for young adults. E-mail: eng102course@gmail.com   Posthumanism in Prabda Yoon’s Basement Moon and Kazuo […]


    Pimpawan Chaipanit is an early career researcher and a Lecturer in English Language and Literature at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Prince of Songkla University. Her research interests include global anglophone literature, ecocriticism, reception studies, and digital humanities. Her latest publication on the ecogothic and contemporary Thai fiction and film can be found […]


    Tanvir Mustafiz Khan is an independent translator and an Adjunct Lecturer at East West University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. His research interests include posthumanism, cybercriticism, ecocriticism, and gender and identity studies. E-mail: tanvir.khan@ewubd.edu   Transcending the Transhuman: Exploring Empathy and Posthumanism in Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Windup Girl and Kazuo Ishiguro’s Klara and the Sun Abstract: […]