Public Speaking

Dr. Stam has done quite a few presentations and public speaking about refugees, Thai studies, Himalayan studies, and online learning.

Here is a link to a TEDx Utica talk she gave in Nov. 2014 about Getting to Know Refugees in Utica, NY:

Selected Invited Lectures:

  • “Why Culture Matters.” Whitesboro High School International Students Day, February, 2019.
  • “The Experiences of Women Refugees in Utica, NY.” The Colombia Club Episcopal Women’s Group in Sherrill, NY. October, 2018.
  • “Barriers to Treatment for Refugees.” SUNY Upstate. Connected to the Future Presidential Symposium. March 30, 2017.
  • “Refugee Stories.” International Peace Talk, Mohawk Valley Community College. September 21, 2015.
  • “Human Rights for Resettled Refugee Families,” Human Rights Conference: Family Rights Webster University, October 7-9, 2014.
  • “Snapshots of Resettlement for Storytelling,” UNSPOKEN human rights conference and film festival, October 2-3, 2014.
  • “Comparison of Thailand and Nepal” for Burmese and Bhutanese refugees in an advanced English as a Second Language class, MVRCR, December 13, 2011.
  • “Improving Course Design for Online or Traditional Classroom Teaching,” for Information Science Department Faculty, Faculty of Informatics, MSU. January 24, 2011.
  • “Cultural Diversity and Trans-Cultural Health Care,” Faculty of Nursing Doctoral Program, Khon Kaen University. February 7, 2011.
  • “Anthropological Research Using Websites on the Internet as Data,”  Social Science Brown Bag Lecture, Maxwell School, Syracuse University. March 26, 2008.
  • “The Peace Corps: Options After 50,” Mohawk Valley Learning In Retirement, SUNY IT, February, 2008.
  • “Behind the Scenes of the Visible Employee,” for the local chapter of the Information Systems Security Association meeting, May, 2006.
  • “Virtual Ethnographer’s Toolkit: Experiences presenting this work at an international conference,” Brown Bag for School of Arts & Sciences at SUNYIT, with graduate student Heather Perretta, November, 2006.


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