Ms Samaya Borom


Samaya (Maya) is a lecturer in Criminology and based on the Melbourne Campus. Maya joined ACAP in 2018 teaching law units within the Bachelor of Criminology and Justice. She was previously a lecturer in international private and public law as well as cyber terrorism at Charles Sturt University and cinema at Monash University.

Maya completed her undergraduate studies in History, Visual Culture and Asian Studies before moving into Law with a Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma in Communications Law and a Masters of Public International Law. Maya is a PhD Candidate at Monash University where her research focuses on the use of discursive strategies in cinematic and televisual representations of terrorism in regards to normalising contraventions of international law and human rights.


Maya’s primary research interests are in international law, particularly international criminal law, human rights and terrorism/security studies.

Expert Comment Topics

  • International Law
  • Human Rights
  • Terrorism and Security

Research & Schlorships

Faculty of Arts Scholarship, Monash University

Journal Articles/Encyclopaedia Entries

  • Chanthaphavong, S. L (2013), extracts in Houston Johnston, Encyclopedia of Military Science, SAGE Publications, USA.             
    • ‘Central Intelligence Agency’
    • Defence Intelligence Agency’
  • Chanthaphavong, S. L (2012), ‘Belgium’ subsection, in Frank Shanty (ed) Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terror, ABC-CLIO, USA.
  • Chanthaphavong, S. L (2008), various extracts in Hastedt, G and Guerrier,S (2007), American Espionage: A Historical Encyclopedia, ABC-CLIO, USA.
    • 'CIA : Central Intelligence Agency'
    • 'CIA: Clandestine Services'

Book Reviews

  • Borom, S. L (2018), ‘Counterfeiting and Illicit Trade’, in Law Institute Journal, July 2018.
  • Borom, S. L (2016), ‘Australia as a Good International Citizen’, in Law Institute Journal, v.90, no. 11.
  • Borom, S. L (2016) ‘ Fictions of Evidence: Witnessing, Literature, and Community in the Late Middle Ages’, Book Review in Parergon; Australian and New Zealand Association of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, v.33, no.1.
  • Borom, S. L (2014) ‘Media Law: Text, Cases and Materials’, Book Review in Law Institute Journal, v.88, no.8
  • Borom, S. L (2014) 'Afghanistan from the Cold War through the War on Terror by Barnett R. Rubin' Book Review in London School of Economics and Political Science Review of Books.
  • Borom, S. L (2013), German Jihad: On the Internationalization of Islamist Terrorism by Guido Steinberg’ Book Review in London School of Economics and Political Science Review of Books.
  • Borom, S. L (2013), ‘Dissent and Revolution in a Digital Age: Social Media, Blogging and Activism in Egypt, Book Review in London School of Economics and Political Science Review of Books.

Conference Presentations

  • “Bearing Witness: Uses of Film to Document Atrocities”, The Uses of Cinema: Second Biennial Conference of the Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand (SSAAANZ), 2018
  • “Gendered representations of terrorism, crafting the narrative”, 2017 Film, Journalism, Media and Communications Symposium, Monash University, 2017