Nordic Southeast Asia Network (N-SEA)

Scholars in the Nordic Region

Name, affiliation, e-mail

Research interests

Adiputri, Ratih D.

Postdoctoral fellow

Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy, University of Jyväskylä

Indonesian politics, parliamentary studies, local politics

Agergaard, Jytte

Associate professor

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Section of Geography, University of Copenhagen

Human mobility and migration dynamics in relation to rural-urban transformations in the global South in particular Vietnam, Nepal, Sub-Saharan Africa

Altmeyer, Vera

PhD fellow
The Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University and
NIAS - Nordic Institute of Asian Studies affiliation

National and local politics in Indonesia and the Philippines; political economy; democratization; elections and election campaigns; decentralization

Amer, Ramses

Associate professor Uppsala University; Stockholm University (Peace and Conflict Studies)

Regional collaboration, security issues and conflict resolution in East- and Southeast Asia; the role of the United Nations in the international system

Amirell, Stefan Eklöf

Associate professor/Senior research fellow

Dept. of History, Lund University

Contemporary political culture and democracy in Southeast Asia, global maritime piracy and security in historical perspective, Swedish historiography in relation to international history and female political leadership in world history

Andersson, Magnus

Senior Lecturer
Department for Urban Studies,
Malmö University

Socio-economic development in the context of economies at an early stage of economic development in East and Southeast Asia

Conflict in Southern Thailand

Socio-economic inequalities in Laos and Vietnam – accessibility to health, education and labour markets,

Internationalisation, emerging markets, sustainable development

Avonius, Leena
PhD, Docent;

Department of World Cultures, University of Helsinki

Socio-political transitions and mobilities in Southeast Asia, peace and conflict, indigenous peoples, and human rights

Bakkegaard, Riyong Kim


Management Engineering

Technical University of Denmark

REDD payments (reduced emissions from avoided deforestation and degradation) in the Brazilian Amazon. Previous research: Development in East Timor and Indonesia with NGOs and international agencies, post-tsunami emergency response in Aceh

Bevelander, Pieter

Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Malmö University

International migration and different aspects of immigrant integration, labour market integration, political participation of immigrants and minorities in host societies, attitudes of the native population on immigrants and other minority groups

Bjarnegård, Elin
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University

Comparative politics with a particular focus on gender
Case studies: Thailand, Sweden, and Tanzania

Boonjubun, Chaitawat
Dept. of Social Research, University of Helsinki

Older women, public space and safe city: Helsinki and Bangkok compared

Broch, Harald Beyer

Professor emeritus

Dept. of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo

Sustainable local communities based on fisheries, recruitment to the profession of fishing, the fishing boat ("sjark") as a workplace, and attitudes towards and use of natural resources. Fieldwork in Canada, Indonesia and Norway

Bruun, Thilde Bech

Assistant professor

Dept. of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Carbon storage in soil, tropical farming systems, environmental impact of land use change. Regions: Ghana, Solomon Islands, Borneo and Vietnam

Brøgger, Benedicte


Dept. of Innovation and Economic Organisation, Norwegian Business School

Entreprise development, cultural and social conditions for growth, the market economy, industrial relations, leadership, participation

Bråten, Eldar

Associate professor

Dept. of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen

Politics, community and violence, cultural translation, entrepreneurship, and state transformations in Java, Indonesia, and Southeast Asia

Bubandt, Nils Ole

Professor (mso)

Dept. of Anthropology & Ethnography, University of Aarhus

Politics, Anthropology, Anthropocene, Witchcraft and Sorcery, Religion and Magic, Rumor, and Indonesia

Bøckman, Lars Harald


Centre for Development and Environment, Oslo University

China’s political culture, non-Chinese regional cultures of China, China's developmental strategy, perceptions of China’s past and future, Chinese literature

Cole, Tomas

PhD fellow

Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University

Working title: Becoming Karen, Becoming Militant – Translocal belonging(s), political commitments and local authority between people living in Burma and those living in diasporic groups, who varyingly identify as “Karen”

Dahl, N. G. Göran

Professor Emeritus in Sociology, Lund University

Social Theory, Qualitative Social Research, Social Stratification, Thailand

Dalgas, Karina Märcher

Postdoctoral fellow

Dept. of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen

Migration, domestic work, au pairs, families, relatedness, educational migration, disasters

Regional specialization: Denmark, Philippines

Eilenberg, Michael

Associate professor

Dept. of Culture and Society, Aarhus University

State formation, sovereignty, autonomy, citizenship, agrarian expansion and climate politics in frontier regions of Southeast Asia

Eisner, Tippe

Nordic Indonesia Studies Network (NISN)

The bilateral relations between Indonesia and Denmark

Eklund, Lisa

Assistant Professor; Dept. of Sociology, Lund University

Research centres on social policy, family, population and gender. How family and intimate relations are renegotiated in the context of a shortage of women in China

Falk, Monica Lindberg

Associate professor

Centre for East and Southeast Asian Studies, Lund University

Gender, socially engaged Buddhism, anthropology of disaster, ethnography, new religious movements, women’s movements, education, religion and development and social change in Southeast Asia

Fagertun, Anette


Bergen University College

Economic development, globalization and new labour markets in relation to gender, class and caste as structuring principles of difference in ‘development' of the Indonesian state.

Fajriani, Rinatania Anggraeni

PhD fellow

Dept. Of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen

Project title: Identity and Digital Boundaries: Self-Disclosure Preferences on Internet Dating
virtual identity, digital boundaries and cultural change in Indonesia

Fischer, Johan

Associate professor

Roskilde University

Religion; religious revivalism; consumer/material culture in a religious perspective; the transformation of modern forms of capitalism; food cultures; cultural globalisation and migration. Southeast Asia and Europe

Fold, Niels


Dept. of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen

The relationship between economic-geographic globalization processes and local responses, primarily examined through the analytical lens of global value chains (GVCs)

Agro-industrial value chains connecting producers in the Global South and consumers in the Global North

Funahashi, Daena

Assistant Professor of cultural and medical anthropology, Aarhus University

Anthropology of Global Health, Medical Anthropology,

Political Anthropology, Thai Studies (Asian), Anthropology of Europe, Anthropology of ethics and morality, and Global Mental Health

Galla, Amareswar

Professor & Executive Director

International Institute for the Inclusive Museum (IIIM)

(Denmark, India, Vietnam & Indonesia hubs)

MDGs to SDGs - Culture and Heritage in post 2015 Development Agenda; World Heritage Project– Nalanda to Borobudur Corridor of Civilizations; Inclusive Museology and Community Engagement

Gammeltoft, Tine


Dept. of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen

Currrent research project: The Impact of Violence on Reproductive Health in Tanzania and Vietnam

Global health, Vietnam

Gjelstad, Lars


Fakultet for lærerutdanning og internasjonale studier,
Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus

Youth cultures, education and changing family relations in urban, contemporary Indonesia

Granbom, Lotta

PhD fellow

Social Anthropology, Lund University

"Sea Nomads" Orak Lawoi/Urak Lawoi in Andaman Sea. Impact of tourism development on indigenous people.

Gravers, Mikael

Associate professor

Dept. of Culture and Society, Aarhus University

Buddhism and Modernity: Global Dynamics of Transmission and Translation

Göransson, Kristina

Senior lecturer

School of Social Work, Lund University

The renegotiation of intergenerational relations in Singapore, family practices and family policy, gender and agingörannson

Haandrikman, Karen


Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University

Hansen, Arve

PhD fellow

Centre for Development and Environment, Oslo University

Development and development theory, globalisation, poverty and social inequalities, development and capitalism/socialism/sustainability, consumption, Vietnam

Hansen, Henrik


Dept. of Economics, University of Copenhagen

Development economics and applied econometrics, Vietnam

Current research:
Large scale household surveys in developing countries
Poverty pockets in the Mekong River Delta in Vietnam
Impact ecaluation in developing countries
Contract farming in Vietnam

Hansen, Kristine

Nordic Indonesia Studies Network (NISN)

Hansson, Eva

Senior Lecturer, Coordinator Forum for Asian Studies, Dept. of Political Science, Stockholm University

Democratization, Authoritarianism, Inequality, Civil Society, Labour Conflict, Southeast Asia, primarily Vietnam and Thailand

Harrisson, Annika
PhD fellow
Department of Culture and Society, Aarhus University & DIIS

Everyday Justice and Security in the Myanmar Transition

Heikkila, Karen

PhD fellow

Department of Geosciences and Geography, Helsinki University

Place-naming, environment and belonging among the indigenous Semai Orang Asli of northern Peninsular Malaysiaä

Herrmans, Isabell

Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Helsinki

Belian curing rituals among the Luangans of Indonesian Borneo, politics of religion in Indonesia, contested values and the environment on Borneo.

Hirvonen, Katrina

PhD fellow

School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg

Civil society's resistance and the Temple of Preah Vihear on the border between Thailand and Cambodia

Horton, Paul

Dept. of Thematic Studies, Linköping University

Homosexuality and recognition in contemporary Vietnam

Howell, Signe


Dept. of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo

Aboriginal people (Chewong), Peninsular Malayis and Eastern Indonesia (Lio on Flores)

Religion, mythology, ritual, kinship, change and adaption, environmental and climate change, forest protction, REDD+ in Indonesia

Ilpala, Aleksi

PhD fellow
Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki

Indonesian Chinese and Southeast Asian nationalism in early 20th century Dutch-East Indies.

Nationalism, Indonesian and Southeast Asian history, overseas Chinese, democratization and contemporary history.

Ibsen, Jakob Trane

Nordic Indonesia Studies Network (NISN)

Local Democracy, West Java

Isager, Lotte

Postdoctoral fellow

Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Section of Geography, University of Copenhagen

Monarchy and Democracy in Thailand

Ivarsson, Søren

Associate professor

The Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen


Colonial Policing, Law and Penal Practices:
Rationalities, Technics and Subjects

Jakobsen, Michael

Associate professor

Dept. of International Economics and Management, CBS

Ethnic Chinese entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia and their multiple forms of network practices - engaging different types of capital (social, political, and economic) in the process.

Jauhola, Marjaana

Postdoctoral researcher

Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies, University of Helsinki

Post-Tsunami Reconstruction in Indonesia; gender studies and feminist global politics; development studies, Aceh, Indonesia

Jensen, Peter Kjær Mackie

Associate professor

Dept. of Public Health, Section of Global Health, and Director of the Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research, University of Copenhagen

Water, Sanitation and Environmental hygiene in low income countries, disaster management, water related diseases, sanitation systems, management of irrigation, environmental/health impact assessment, heavy metals.

Jensen, Steffen

Professor, Global Refugee Studies, Aalborg Univeristy and
Senior researcher

Dignity, Danish Institute Against Torture

Consequences of torture, purpose of torture, organized violence, communities, perpetrators, post-conflict societies, transitional societies, perpetrators and reform

Johansson, Anders C.

PhD, Director

Stockholm China Economic Research Institute, Stockholm School of Economics

Political economy, elite studies, media, corporate governance, macroeconomics and finance, international economics, economic integration

Countries and regions: China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines; East and Southeast Asia

Jönsson, Kristina
Associate Professor
Dept. of Political Science, Lund University

International cooperation and development, policy processes and governance issues with special focus on global-local linkages in low- and middle-income countries

Development studies, policy studies, comparative politics with special focus on Southeast Asia, and international relations

Jörgensen, Bent

Senior lecturer

School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg

Governance and marginalization in Vietnam - local governance, poverty, nationalism, ethno-politics, ethnic minorities, upland-lowland dichotomy, health and education policy

Kaartinen, Timo

Dept. of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Helsinki

The expansion and transformation of social relations in the context of regional migration in Eastern Indonesia

Karavai, Maryna

PhD fellow
UNEP Risø Centre, affiliated with Danish Technical University

Governing transition towards low-carbon societies: the role of institutions in low carbon development strategies in Viet Nam and Indonesia

Karlsdóttir, Anna
Senior Research Fellow
Nordregio – Nordic Centre for Spatial Development

Migratory considerations on gendered mobility from Asia to Nordic and Nordic Arctic countries

Urban Geography, Arctic, planning, demography and financial landscape

Kent, Alexandra

School of Global Studies, Gothenburg University

Various aspects of religious activity in South Asia and South East Asia,the interplay between religion and politics, religion in relation to trauma and healing, and the workings of gender in the realm of religion.

Konradsen, Flemming

Professor, Head of Section

Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen

Perceptions of hygiene and hygiene practices in Vietnam

Kvam, Hilde
Associate Professor
Dept. of Art and Media Studies,
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Social Movements, Southeast Asian Studies, Political Violence and Terrorism, Thailand, and Insurgency/Counterinsurgency (COIN)

Larsen, Jørgen Bo


Dept. of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Section for Forest, Nature and Biomass, University of Copenhagen

Forest management and silviculture, forest protection, forest genetics, tree breeding, ecology and ecophysiology

Lassila, Maija

Doctoral student

Dept. of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Helsinki

Social and Cultural Anthropology, Environmental Anthropology, Anthropology of Space, Urban Sociology, Cultural Geography, Visual Anthropology, Painting, and Visual Arts

Lehmann-Jacobsen, Emilie Taulø


Dept. of Film and Media Studies, University of Copenhagen

News media in Southeast Asia, primarily Vietnam and Singapore, comparative study of the role of journalists in Southeast AsiaøJacobsen

Lindquist, Johan

Associate professor

Dept. of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University

The brokerage systems that shape contemporary transnational migrant mobility from Indonesia to countries across Asia and the Middle East

Longva, Anh Nga


Dept. of Social Anthropology,

University of Bergen

Personal pronoun avoidance in Vietnamese - from af social and cognitive perspective

Lounela, Anu

Academy of Finland postdoctoral researcher

Social and Cultural Anthropology, Dept. of Social Research, University of Helsinki

Local Values, Reasoning and Disputes on Climate Change in Indonesia: anthropological research on environmental governance and debates, human-nature relations with focus on perspectives of local populations in Central Kalimantan

Lund, Christian


Dept. of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO), Section for Global Development, University of Copenhagen

Property, citizenship, local politics, and state formation; in particular socio-legal processes of conflicts over land and natural resources in West Africa and Southeast Asia

Lund, Jens Friis


Dept. of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO), Section for Global Development, University of Copenhagen

Popular participation in management of forests and other natural resources in developing countries

Markussen, Thomas

Associate professor

Dept. Of Economics, University of Copenhagen

Development economics, economic inequality, social capital, political economy, experimental economics. Vietnam, Cambodia

Martin, Tomas

Special adviser, Education

Danish Institute of Human Rights

Prison practice, penal reform and human rights in Uganda and the Global South

Melander, Erik
Dept. of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University

Implementation of Peace Processes, Peacebuidling and Human Security After Civil War, Environmental Stress and Non-state Conflict, Trends in Armed Conflict and Peacemaking

Mertz, Ole

Associate professor

Dept. of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen

Global environmental change, land use transitions and food security in the Global South. Specifically, the dynamics of forest-agriculture frontiers and how changes in land use changes affect socio-economic and environmental systems

Møller-Jensen, Lasse

Associate Professor

Dept. of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, University of Copenhagen

Applied GIS and geoinformatics for urban spatial analysis

Nathan, Iben

Associate professor

Dept. of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO), Section for Global Development, University of Copenhagen

Forest politics and forest governance, community forestry, decentralization, political participation, qualitative methods, Cambodia, Vietnam, and other developing countries

Neergaard, Andreas de

Associate Dean

Faculty of Social Sciences,
University of Copenhagen

Rural livelihoods and interactions between resource endowments and farming practices, e.g. impact of organic certification or climate smart practices on farming systems and livelihoods

Nguyen, Thong Tien

Assistant professor
Department of Environmental and Business Economics, University of Southern Denmark

Research interests include: marketing research, applied economics, fisheries economics and management, consumer behavior and modelling

Nicolaisen, Ida

Senior researcher

Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS), University of Copenhagen

Cultural anthropology, indigenous peoples, socio-economic development, human rights, Southeast Asia & West Africa

Niemelä, Lennart
M.Sc. in Asian Studies

Civil society and social movements in the Philippines; peace building in Mindanao; strategies of mobilization and resistance; land rights and agrarian reform; religion and politics; human rights; ethnicity; framing processesä

Nilsson, Dennis

Nordic Indonesia Studies Network (NISN)

Nurman, Ari

PhD fellow

Dept. of Food and Resource Economics (IFRO), University of Copenhagen;

Property, citizenship, local politic dynamic, development planning, public policy

Nygaard-Christensen, Maj

External lecturer

Dept. of Culture and Society, Aarhus University

Democracy promotion, politics, society, humanitarian intervention in Timor-Leste,

Nørlund, Irene M.

Associate professor

Dept. of Rehabilitation and Nutrition, Metropolitan University College

Parmalingam, Priya Dershini

PhD fellow

Law and Dept. of Political Science, University of Copenhagen

International dispute settlement; comparative politics (with a focus on Southeast Asia); relations between state and business actors; foreign policy

Current research: examining links between domestic politics and the use of the WTO dispute settlement system.

Portilla, Gilda Senties

PhD fellow in Anthropology

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland

NIAS - Nordic Institute of Asian Studies affiliation

Governmentality and agrarian change in Southeast Asia; land acquisitions for commercial agriculture in Lao PDR and their impact on local populations.


Erasmus Mundus Doctoral Candidate in Cultural and Global Criminology

Utrecht University and Hamburg University; NIAS affiliation

Project title: Street and State Discrimination: Thai Transgender Women in Europe

Remme, Jon Henrik Ziegler

Postdoctoral fellow

Dept. of Social Anthropology, Oslo University

Theoretical implications of the socio-material aspects of Ifugao ritual practices, animistic sacrificial rituals, domestication practices of Ifugao pig husbandry, Ifugao/Northern Luzon, Philippines

Roszko, Edyta

Postdoctoral fellow

Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen

Coastal communities in Central Vietnam and the multi-faceted contestation over the religious landscape in the context of changes in ecology, economy and politics

Rothstein, Mikael

Associate professor

Dept. of History Study of Religions, University of Southern Denmark

New religions; religion among the Penan people in the rainforest of Borneo

Rydström, Helle


Dept. of Gender Studies, Lund University

How gender informs violence, security, and vulnerability in social life and in sites of conflict and war, and how gendered power relations facilitate configurations of family life, sexuality, and education. Vietnam, India, Nepal, and Cambodia

Salemink, Oscar


Dept. of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen

Forms of (re)enchantment and sacralization in contemporary Vietnam - ways in which religious and ritual traditions assume novel forms by sacralizing economic and political practice; development policies; human security; religious practices and the politics of cultural heritage

Schulman, Sarah

PhD fellow

Department of Political Science

Lund University

Burma's democratisation process

Sillander, Kenneth

Adjunct professor

Swedish School of Social Science, University of Helsinki

Social anthropology, sociology of culture and ethnicity, social organization, religion, ethnicity

Sindre, Gyda Marås

Postdoctoral research fellow

Dept. of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen

Indonesia, Aceh, East Timor, conflict, rebel groups/armed insurgencies, peacebuilding, development aid, democratization, political parties

Skriver, Mette Fog

Nordic Indonesia Studies Network (NISN)

Skyllstad, Kjell

Visiting Professor

Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University

The place of the performing arts in informal and traditional educational settings, with an emphasis on person reconstruction and conflict transformation

Smedal, Olaf H.


Dept. of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen

Kinship, ritual, symbolization, economy, material culture.

Stadler, Mark Philip

PhD fellow

Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen

History, Political Ideology, Indonesia

Suter, Brigitte

Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Malmö University

Project title: Skilled migration to globalising China: An ethnographic study on migrants

Migration, social networks, mobility, turkey

Tarp, Finn


Dept. of Economics, University of Copenhagen

Development economics; poverty, income distribution and growth; micro- and macroeconomic policy and modelling; agricultural sector policy and planning; economic reform and development in Vietnam and Mozambique

Telle, Kari

Research director

CMI (Chr. Michelsen Institute) Oslo

Religion and ritual; popular Islam and Hinduism; religious minorities; security politics and policing; local justice and reconciliation, with particular emphasis on Indonesia

Theilade, Ida

Senior researcher

Dept. of Food and Resource Economics, Section for Global Development, University of Copenhagen

Indigenous knowledge and natural resource management in relation to agricultural systems and tropical forests; ethnobotanical studies on use, importance of plant resources, priorities for conservation

Trifkovic, Neda

Postdoctoral fellow

Dept. of Economics, University of Copenhagen

Development Economics, Agricultural Economics, Food Policy, Global Value Chains, Food Standards, Vertical Coordination, Contracts, Vietnam

Trolle, Astrid Krabbe

PhD fellow
Dept. of Cross-Cultural & Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen

Migration, Philippines, Philippine migrants in DK

Tønnesson, Stein

Research professor

Dept. of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University;

Peace, conflict and security in East Asia; the three Indochina Wars; nation building in Southeast Asia; disputes in the South China Sea; maritime security

Wahlberg, Ayo

Associate professor

Dept. of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen

Selective reproductive technologies (SRTs) in China; Traditional and alternative medicine in Vietnam and the United Kingdom since the mid-20th century

Webster, Natascha

PhD fellow

Department of Human Geography, Stockholm University

Migration, Gender, Ruralities, Translocalism, Entreprenuership, Sweden, Thailand

Wilenius, Heikki
PhD fellow
Social and cultural anthropology, Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki

Justification and morality in East Indonesian local politics

Wolff, Bente

Curator, senior researcher

National Museum of Denmark

Architectural and urban conservation, Cultural Landscapes, Sustainable Urban Environments, and Urban Regeneration, Oceania, Southeast Asia and South Asia

Zackari, Karin

PhD fellow

Division of Human rights, Dept. of History, Lund University

Limits and possibilities for people to advocate human rights set by nationalist projects (Thailand); nationalism, political agency, resistance and violence in Southeast Asia

Zeitzen, Miriam K.

Postdoctoral fellow

Dept. of Cross-Cultural & Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen

Culture and cultural heritage, intercultural communication, gender, kinship and partnership, polygamy

Affiliated scholars from outside the Nordic region

Name, affiliation, e-mail Research interests


PhD fellow
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) pôle Marseille Centre Norbert Elias

Project title: Running between Access, Interview and Time: The Challenges to have a ‘Rendevouz’ with Indonesioan Gays

Research interests: sociology of gender, gay studies, sociology of family, and migration studies

Chanorn, Chanjittra

PhD fellow

Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development, Chiang Mai University, Thailand;

NIAS -Nordic Institute of Asian Studies

Project title: The Social Life of Indigo: The role of cultural commodities to sustain local cultures in Northeastern Thailand

Côté, Isabelle

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science,
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Migration, the impact of internal migration on ethnic conflicts in China and Indonesia

Dean, Karin

Senior researcher and coordinator
Asia Research Centre in Estonia, Tallinn University

Boundaries, borderlands and issues of power, state, sovereignty, ethnicity, armed conflict, geopolitics, nationalism and stateless nations, mobilities, Myanmar, Kachin

Deshingkar, Priya

Research Director/Senior Research Fellow Geography, Sussex Centre for Migration Research University of Sussex

Internal migration and poverty with a focus on precarious occupations, debt-migration, labour rights and agency

Elmhirst, Rebecca

Principal Lecturer

School of Environment and Technology, Univeristy of Brighton

Geographies of migration and multi-local livelihoods; New feminist political ecologies; Rural change in Southeast Asia; Gender, ethnicity and the politics of place in Southeast Asia; Field-based participatory curriculum development on sustainable development in Asia

Galam, Roderick

Postdoctoral Fellow

Center for Area Studies and Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin

Project title: Precarity and Biography: Filipino Seafarers Negotiating Job Insecurity in the Global Maritime Industry

Precarious work; labor migration from the Philippines; seafarers; gender, subjectivity, and agency; consequences of migration on families and relationships; temporality; qualitative research; ethnography.

Horstmann, Alexander

Associate Professor

School of Humanities, Tallinn University, Estonia

Society and culture of modern Southeast Asia: ethnonationalism, state violence, multiculturalism, religious and ethnic diversity and religious revitalizations. Community based organizations in the context of displacement in Eastern Burma.

Mannov, Adrienne

Phd from University of Copenhagen

Technical officer at World Maritime University

PhD Project title: Piracy, Security & the Global Workplace
The project addresses the everyday life of seafaring professionals and their perceptions of security and danger in connection with piracy threats in the Indian Ocean and off the west coast of Africa.

WMU: impact of technology and automation on maritime and transportation sector jobs

Rigg, Jonathan


Dept. of Geography National University of Singapore

Current projects: Resilience to earthquake risk in the continental interior of Asia; The role of land in agrarian change in Thailand; The survival of the smallholder in East and Southeast Asia
Other research interests:
Migration and mobility; Livelihoods and making a living; Southeast Asia

Seise, Claudia

PhD fellow

Freie Universiät Berlin & Department of Southeast Asian Studies, Humboldt Universität Berlin

Project title: Education, Exchange and Silaturahim: Translocal Connections of Indonesian Pesantren

Sing Suwannakij

Department of History, Faculty of Humanities, Chiang Mai University

Former PhD fellow

Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen

Sight, various types of visuality and their transformations in Siam.