Tabitha Payne

Brown University

Tabitha Payne is a senior at Brown University majoring in development studies with a regional focus on Southeast Asia. She is currently doing ethnographic fieldwork in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, that examines the policing and incarceration of LGBTQ Cambodians. The work, which is done in partnership with CamASEAN Youth’s Future, will inform her undergraduate honors thesis. Her academic interests lie in gender, sexuality, incarceration, globalization, Southeast Asia, Black critical thought, English literature, and theology.