Sirijit Sunanta is a lecturer and the chair of the PhD Program in Multicultural Studies at the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia, Mahidol University, Thailand. She received her PhD. in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of British Columbia, Canada, in 2009. Parts of her PhD dissertation on transnational marriages in Northeast Thailand have been published in leading academic journals and an edited volume. Her current research interests include the globalization of care and intimacy, discourses around ethnic diversity, cultural rights and the multicultural debate in Thailand. During her time at MPI, Dr Sunanta will develop a theoretical framework for the study of Thailand and Thai women’s engagement in intimate globalization through transnational marriages and the booming Thai health and beauty tourism.
Stay at MPI-MMG:
May - July 2013