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Carter, Connie
Casanova, Arnel
Gopalakrishnan, Shankar
Harada Hiroki
Harding, Andrew
Krusekopf, Charles
Likosky, Michael
Muchlinski, Peter
Nogami Natsu
Park Nohyoung
Tey Tsun Hang
Vaddhanaphuti, Chayan
Xu Feng

Vaddhanaphuti, Chayan  

Chayan Vaddhanaphuti is an activist-intellectual who works on land rights and indigenous knowledge among ethnic minorities in Thailand. He has examined the relationships between rights, identity, and the state in Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, and he is a well-known critic of elite development projects, including large-scale hydropower and logging. His life's work illustrates how the Thai academy is necessarily interconnected with new social movements in Asia. He himself is responsible for many collaborations between Thailand's ethnic minority and academic communities and has promoted socially engaged social science research among Thai scholars. Vaddhanaphuti is the founding director of the Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development at Chiang Mai University. He is a graduate of Chulalongkorn University and received his PhD in 1984 in international development education and anthropology from Stanford.