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.  Further Information

2011

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

2010

Wan Teng, Lai.  2010.  Clean Water/ Environment.  Book of Essays: 6th Annual International Leadership Training Programme: A Global Intergenerational Forum, 6-15 August. Storrs: Connecticut.
Wan Teng, Lai.  2010.  a. Gender Analysis on Cap-Net Phase II (2007- 2010).  Internship at Cap-Net (Capacity Building for Integrated Water Resources Management), September – November 2010, Pretoria, South Africa. First out of three documents (contribution)
Wan Teng, Lai.  2010.  b. Cap-Net Gender Mainstreaming Strategy.  Internship at Cap-Net (Capacity Building for Integrated Water Resources Management), September – November 2010, Pretoria, South Africa. Second of the three documents (contribution)

2009

Wan Teng, Lai.  2009.  Individual Report.  In Overcoming Poverty through a Social Inclusion Approach: The Status quo of Asia and Oceania in a Globalized Economy. The Japan Foundation (JENESYS East Asia Future Leaders Programme), December 9- December 19 2008
Wan Teng, Lai, Chhun, Chhim., Jing, Li., Minati Sinha, and Waleed, Aly.  2009.  The Role of Academics and Researchers in Overcoming Poverty.  In Overcoming Poverty through a Social Inclusion Approach: The Status quo of Asia and Oceania in a Globalized Economy. The Japan Foundation (JENESYS East Asia Future Leaders Programme), December 9- December 19 2008

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..  The 3rd International Conference of UNESCO Chair Higher Education for Sustainable Development.
Wan Teng, Lai.  c. Cap-Net Monitoring Report.  Internship at Cap-Net (Capacity Building for Integrated Water Resources Management), September – November 2010, Pretoria, South Africa. The Third document (partial contribution for the Monitoring Report)

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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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)

http://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

Office E-Mail:
wanteng(at)usm.my