Hi, I’m Gah-Kai Leung (the first name’s pronounced ‘GAR-kay’).

I started this podcast to offer a space where emerging academics, scholars and thinkers could talk about groundbreaking ideas that will change the way you look at the world, one idea at a time. As the title suggests, it is also meant to be a provocation: to stimulate conversations about the direction our global society is taking and how that direction can be improved for the better.

If you are interested in appearing, or if you have any other questions, feel free to email me at provocateurpodcast@gmail.com. Thus far, the podcast has covered issues in fields as diverse as politics, literature, linguistics, history, psychology, sociology, anthropology, ethics, neuroscience, applied physics, computer science, economics, international law and global health, with hopefully many more subjects to join the list. I’m particularly keen to hear from women, ethnic minorities and STEM specialists (as well as women and ethnic minorities in STEM of course!).

I’m also an MA candidate in Transnational Studies at University College London. My current research argues for the moral duties of liberal democracies to provide gender-neutral public toilets. In general, my academic interests are pretty diverse, spanning the politics of sexuality; science and public policy; the relationship between politics and literature; the politics of disaster response; and normative political theory, especially in the contexts of multiculturalism, religion and war. I hope to write a PhD thesis exploring the significance of global governance in policy responses to international disasters.

In addition, I occasionally write at Libri Australis, a site discussing Australian literature, film and culture.

Thanks for stopping by,


Disclaimer: The views of the speakers on the podcast are solely those of the speakers themselves and do not represent the views or opinions of the host or of any third parties.