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Globalizing the Thai ‘high-touch’ industry

Tuesday 26 September 15:30 until 17:00
Arts C, C333
Speaker: Sirijit Sunanta
Part of the series: SCMR Migration Seminar Series

Dr Sirijit Sunanta, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures in Asia, Mahidol University.

Dr Sirijit Sunanta is assistant professor in Sociology and Anthropology and chair of the PhD Program in Multicultural Studies at the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia, Mahidol University. She received her PhD in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of British Columbia, Canada in 2009. Sirijit has taught graduate courses on Gender Studies, Globalization and Cross-Border Cultures, Migration and Transnationalism, and Theory in Multicultural Studies. Her research interests include gender and migration, globalization and food cultures, and the politics of diversity in Thailand. She is currently a visiting scholar at the SCMR. She was a visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Studies of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Germany (May-July 2013) and a visiting professor at the Department of Geography, University of Vienna (May-July 2014). Sirijit’s current research projects focus on the globalization of care, intimate and bodily labour in the Thai health and well-being tourism industry, and the transnational Phu-Tai ethnic identity revival movement in Thailand and its neighbouring countries.

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Last updated: Monday, 11 September 2017