oculus_profile_pic_4Hi, 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, history of art, psychology, sociology, anthropology, theology and religious studies, film studies, ethics, neuroscience, applied physics, computer science, biomedical engineering, 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!).

My own academic background is in philosophy and politics. I’ve just completed an MA in Transnational Studies (with Distinction) at University College London, where my dissertation investigated the ethical and political issues raised by gender-neutral public toilets in liberal democracies. My primary research interests are in the ethical aspects of public policy at the national and global level. In particular, I work on global justice, gender and sexuality, multiculturalism, disaster policy, religion, war, the media and science policy. I hope to pursue a PhD in the near future that continues these primary interests. I also have secondary interests in classical Chinese political thought and the relationship between popular culture and world politics.

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.