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 topics 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 interests range across political theory, public ethics and disaster risk reduction. I completed an MA in Transnational Studies (with Distinction) at University College London, where my dissertation investigated the political morality of gender-neutral toilets. Currently I’m a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics & International Studies at the University of Warwick, researching the ethical and political issues in earthquake/tsunami risk management.

I (very 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.