Wan Teng Lai

Country of current residence

Malaysia

Current position

Lecturer

Current institute employer

Centre for Research on Women & Gender (KANITA), University Sains Malaysia

Website current institute
Skills

Development and migration, Gender and Development Studies

Profession

Social Scientist

Degrees / expertise

2006-2008

Master of Science in Gender and Development Studies, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand.

Area of Specialization: Gender, Development and Environment

Title of Thesis: Indigenous Women and Livelihoods on Palm Oil Plantations: The Case Study of the Mah Meri in Carey Island, Malaysia

 

2001-2004

Bachelor of Arts, University of Malaya

Chinese Studies (Major); Gender Studies (Minor)

Professional experience

November 2008- Sept 2011

Lecturer

Women’s Development Research Centre (KANITA), Universiti Sains Malaysia.

 

September 2010- Nov 2010

Internship

Cap-Net (Capacity Building for Integrated Water Resources Management), Pretoria, South Africa.

 

July 2008- October 2008

Research Officer

Gender Studies Programme, University of Malaya.

 

January 2005- July 2006

Project Officer

Women’s Development Collective (WDC),

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 

Jan 2005- December 2005

Event Organiser (Volunteer)

Empower (Pusat Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor), Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

 

May 2004- December 2004

Assistant Project Officer

Women’s Development Collective (WDC),

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 

February 2003- April 2003

Trainee (Internship Program)

All Women’s Action Society (AWAM),

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Katja Mielke (October 2014 - ongoing);

Dr. Papa Sow (October 2013 - September 2014);

Dr. Gabi Waibel (October 2011- September 2013)

2017

Lai, W. 2017. We Come. We Work. We Relate: The Migrant Laborers in Penang, Malaysia. Doctoral Thesis at Faculty of Arts, University of Bonn.

2011

Wan Teng, Lai. 2011. ‘Gender and Livelihood: A Case Study of the Mah Meri and the Oil Palm Plantations of Carey Island’.

2010

Wan Teng, Lai. 2010. Clean Water/ Environment.
Wan Teng, Lai. 2010. a. Gender Analysis on Cap-Net Phase II (2007- 2010).
Wan Teng, Lai. 2010. b. Cap-Net Gender Mainstreaming Strategy.

2009

Wan Teng, Lai. 2009. Individual Report.
Wan Teng, Lai, Chhun, Chhim., Jing, Li., Minati Sinha, and Waleed, Aly. 2009. The Role of Academics and Researchers in Overcoming Poverty.

Franz-Balsen, Angela, Norpisah Mat Isah, Wan Teng, Lai.(forthcoming). Merging Gender Mainstreaming and Sustainability Strategies – a win-win approach, in “5 years of Higher Education for Sustainable Development: Looking back- moving forward”, (Editors) Matthias and Gerd..
Wan Teng, Lai. c. Cap-Net Monitoring Report.

Research themes
  • Gender
Research countries
  • Malaysia
Professional experience

November 2008- Sept 2011

Lecturer

Women’s Development Research Centre (KANITA), Universiti Sains Malaysia.

 

September 2010- Nov 2010

Internship

Cap-Net (Capacity Building for Integrated Water Resources Management), Pretoria, South Africa.

 

July 2008- October 2008

Research Officer

Gender Studies Programme, University of Malaya.

 

January 2005- July 2006

Project Officer

Women’s Development Collective (WDC),

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 

Jan 2005- December 2005

Event Organiser (Volunteer)

Empower (Pusat Kesedaran Komuniti Selangor), Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

 

May 2004- December 2004

Assistant Project Officer

Women’s Development Collective (WDC),

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 

February 2003- April 2003

Trainee (Internship Program)

All Women’s Action Society (AWAM),

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Degrees

2006-2008

Master of Science in Gender and Development Studies, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand.

Area of Specialization: Gender, Development and Environment

Title of Thesis: Indigenous Women and Livelihoods on Palm Oil Plantations: The Case Study of the Mah Meri in Carey Island, Malaysia

 

2001-2004

Bachelor of Arts, University of Malaya

Chinese Studies (Major); Gender Studies (Minor)

Doctoral research funded by

BMZ via DAAD (RLC- Right Livelihood College)

www.rlc-bonn.de

Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Katja Mielke (October 2014 - ongoing);

Dr. Papa Sow (October 2013 - September 2014);

Dr. Gabi Waibel (October 2011- September 2013)

Wan Teng Lai

Former Junior Researcher

Former Department:
ZEF A: Department of Political and Cultural Change