Project Advisor, the Chab Dai Butterfly Longitudinal Re/Integration Research Project
James Havey is a Maryknoll Lay Missioner and Project Advisor for Chab Dai Coalition’s Butterfly Longitudinal Re/integration Research Project in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He is originally from Wilmington, Ohio, and holds a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs: Developing Countries Area Studies from Marquette University. He moved to Cambodia in 2013 where he has worked on a 2-part research project on the demand for the sex industry in Cambodia, filmmaking and bridge-building between transgender sex workers and NGOs, and LGBTQ+ and Christian communities dialogues. James’ journey with the Butterfly project began in 2016 through co-authoring the team’s thematic paper on the male participants of the study called, “The Forgotten Cohort”. Since then, he has been working with the team to advise in survey creation, data management and analysis, report production, capacity building, graphic design and stakeholder communications.