Media, Engagements & Appearances
I’m based part-time in California, Indonesia, and Japan, and travel regularly across the Asia-Pacific region. During my travels, I am available for interviews and speaking engagements.
Topics I have spoke on before include: press censorship in Southeast Asia, the use of the death penalty in Indonesia, forest protection, and more. I’ve also given talks and trainings to students, sustainability groups, media, non-profits and more.
See below to see where I have been interviewed and spoken before and my future travel schedule. Then use the form below to contact me about ideas for working together or scheduling me.
Upcoming Travel Schedule
For Sowing the Seeds: Platform Cooperativism for Asia – Sept 28-29
Seoul, South Korea
For Uncovering Asia 2018 – Oct 5-7.
Japan Reporting Trip
Tokyo – Oct 10-20th
For Our Oceans 2018 – Oct 29-30.
For Oslo Freedom Forum – Nov 10th.
Reporting Trip. 12 Nov-20 Nov.
N3Con – May 25-30.
Seoul, South Korea
For Uncovering Asia – 3-6 Oct.
Reporting Trip – April 12-May 5th.
Our Oceans Conference, 29-30 October
Reporting Trip. 5-20 Nov.
For Oslo Freedom Forum, Nov 10.
Previous Talks and Appearances
Southeast Asian Censorship for KJZZ's The Show
Feb 2018. Interviewed by Steve Goldstein for KJZZ Morning Show on my recent feature for The Diplomat. How Universal Is Internet Censorship In Southeast Asia?
Spicy Quest featured in Simmer Podcast
Featured speaker at Japan for Sustainability Seminar
Jan 2017. Gave a talk for Japan for Sustainability in Tokyo, Japan, on the trade and cultural connections between Japan and Southeast Asia, and what Japan and Japanese consumers can do to help prevent deforestation there.
Quoted in The News Lens (Taiwan)
June 2016. Interviewed for FEATURE: Clock Ticks as Indonesian Execution Spree Looms
“I don’t think the current administration cares that much what the international perception of their policies are,” says Coca… “I think [international lobbying] had a reverse impact, domestically at least.”
Amid criticism, “especially from Australia,” Indonesians “became more nationalistic and more pro-death penalty than they would have had there been no international outcry.”
Traveling Softly and Quietly Media Tour
2014. Media tour for promotion of my first book, Traveling Softly and Quietly.
June 2014 – San Francisco, CA (with Shut up & Write Bay Area)
July 2014 – Singapore #1 (with Singapore Writers Group)
July 2014 – Singapore #2 (with Singapore Authors)
July 2014 – Bangkok #1 (with Couchsurfing)
July 2014 – Bangkok #2 (with Bangkok Writers Club)
July 2014 – Penang Malaysia (with First Penguin Community Cafe)
August 2014 – Jakarta, Indonesia (with Couchsurfing)
Sept 2014 – Tokyo, Japan (at Pink Cow)
Oct 2014 – Chengdu, China (at The Bookworm Bookstore)
Nov 2014 – Jakarta, Indonesia #2 (with Jakarta Writers Club)