Dr Lai Suat Yan is Coordinator of and Senior Lecturer in the Gender Studies Program, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Malaya. She is currently the Malaysian Academic Movement (GERAK) Deputy Chairperson and the Vice President of the Academic Staff Association, University of Malaya (PKAUM). As an advocate for reforms in institutions of higher learning, she has campaigned for academic freedom and for a campus free of sexual harassment.