Wan Teng Lai

Country of current residence

Malaysia

Current position

Lecturer

Current institute employer

Women's Development Research Centre (KANITA)

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