I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science and the Vice Dean for Academic and International Affairs of the Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. I am also the Director of the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy Program in International Development Studies (MAIDS-GRID) and the Founding Director of the Nelson Mandela Center for Conflict Resolution, Atrocity Prevention, and Human Security. I hold a BA (First Class Honors) in Political Science (International Relations) from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand; MA in International Development Studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs, the George Washington University, USA; PhD in Sociology, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
My research and teaching interests encompass forced migration and refugees, humanitarianism, atrocities prevention, international development, and international conflicts. I publish in various peer-reviewed journals, such as Journal of Refugee Studies and Journal of Asian Studies, and have served as a consultant for various international organizations, including the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide (OSAPG), Freedom House, and Department of Children and Youth, Ministry of Social Development and Human Security (MSDHS).
Beyond academia, domestically, I am currently a member of the National Screening Committee under Thailand's First National Screening Mechanism (NSM), an Advisor of the Sub-Committee on the Study of Approaches towards Resolving Problems Related to Refugees and People Fleeing Fighting along the Thai-Myanmar Border (House of Representative of Thailand). I am also a drafter of the National Guideline for the Withdrawal of Reservation on Article 22 of the Convention on Child and Expert Witness of the Office of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of Thailand.
Internationally, I am a Burma Program Special Advisor on Programming in Mainland Southeast Asia of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), a member of the international steering committee of Metropolis Asia-Pacific, and a member of a Global Action Against Mass Atrocity Crimes (GAAMAC), Asia-Pacific Working Group.