Mr. Loh Han Loong

MSSRC Research Affiliate

MA student, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore

Mr. Loh Han Loong, MA student at the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore is a MSSRC research affiliate. Mr. Loong interested in "Muay Thai". Therefore he has been in Thailand to do a research on the topic of "The Practice of Muay Thai in Thailand" from August to October 2011.

a0029859@nus.edu.sg


Ms. Sarah Elsing

MSSRC Research Affiliate

PhD Student, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

Ms. Sarah Elsing, PhD Student at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, United Kingdom is a MSSRC affiliate. She has been in Thailand for do her research on the topic of "Identities, Migration and State Borders – Contested Spaces in the Thai-Lao Borderland" during August 15, 2011 to August 15, 2012.

elsing.sarah@gmail.com


Asst. Prof. Dr. Peter Vail

Research fellow

PhD in Anthropology, Cornell University

Former MSSRC committee, he is now working as lecturer at the National University of Singapore.

petervail@gmail.com


David Hall



David Hall is a social impact assessment specialist with 20 years consulting experience in Africa and Asia. He has worked in a wide variety of sectors, focusing primarily on the social consequences of policy reforms and large-scale infrastructure projects. In Asia he has recently undertaken work for the Mekong River Commission, the Asian Development Bank and the Stockholm Environment Institute. Since 2006 he has been assessing the likely social impacts of changed river flows and declining availability of aquatic resources along the Mekong River.



Narut Charoensri

MSSRC Research Affiliate

MA student (International Relations, Chulalongkorn University)

His research interest focuses on regionalism and regionalization in South-East Asia. He is doing a research about Japanese capitalism and the development of the Mekong region. His time in Ubon Ratchathani is October 2009.

narut.c@gmail.com


Zoe Pollock

MSSRC Volunteer

BA in history and Thai studies from the University of New South Wales

Zoe Pollock was based at the Mekong Sub-region Social Research Centre (MSSRC) in the Faculty of Liberal Arts at Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand [Mar 06 - Feb 07]

Ms. Zoe Pollock is a volunteer at the MSSRC on the Australian Youth
Ambassadors for Development program. She was selected to work at MSSRC by the Australian Mekong Resource Centre (AMRC) at the University of Sydney.
Zoe holds a BA in history and Thai studies from the University of New South
Wales. She will assist the MSSRC to develop its capacity and enhance links with
other universities in the region through the Mekong Learning Initiative.

The MSSRC aims to promote research and study programs in social sciences and humanities that will serve the development of the Greater Mekong Sub-region. Zoe will be assisting the MSSRC to maintain its website, develop an e-learning course as a model and enhance links with other universities in the region through the Mekong Learning Initiative. Zoe has previously lived in Thailand and is hoping to use the year to further develop her Thai language skills as well as make contacts in the Mekong region.




Dr. Satya Prakash Dash

Visiting Scholar

PhD Political Science, Utkal University, India

Dr. Satya Prakash Dash is a lecturer of Political Science at Fakir Mohan University, India. He is a visiting scholar under the programme of the "Thailand - India Academic Collboration" of Thailand Reseach Commitee. He is interested in resettlement and rehabilitation issue. His time in Ubon Ratchathani is 16 -22 August, 2008 that he took for studying people who affected by Pak Mun and Sirinthorn Dam relating to resettlement aspects.

dashsatya@yahoo.com


Mr. Jakkrit Sangkhamanee

MSSRC Research Affiliate, M-POWER Fellow

PhD. Candidate, ANU

March 2007, the MSSRC has hosted Mr. Jakkrit Sangkhamanee [PhD. Candidate], a fellow of the Mekong Program on Water, Environment and Resilience (M-POWER), which aims to help democratize water governance and support sustainable livelihoods in the Mekong Region through action research. He holds Master Degree on Sustainable Development from Chiang Mai University, Thailand. He is working on the project on “Ethnohydrological Knowledge and the Mekong Resource Management”

jakkrit.s@anu.edu.au


Mr. Tuwanon Leemanonwarachai

Research Affiliate

MA. Student at the University of Queensland, Australia

Mr. Tuwanon Leemanonwarachai, Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) student at the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, is a MSSRC research affiliate. His project interest focuses on impacts of Pak Mun dam and genders in the water management aspect. Therefore, his research topic is “Impacts of Pak Mun dam on Women’s Roles and Community Based Organization” during March to June 2012.

musketeer.gnv@gmail.com


Ms. Yuka Kiguchi

MSSRC Research Affiliate

PhD. Candidate, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University

MSSRC hosted in July 2006. Yuka Kiguchi is a project coordinator of Mekong Watch.



Sean Ashley

MSSRC Research Affiliate

PhD. candidate, Simon Fraser University, Canada.

November 2006 – March 2009, the MSSRC has hosted Mr. Sean Ashley, a PhD. candidate in the department of anthropology at Simon Fraser University, Canada.

His research focuses on the dynamics of religion and ethnicity in Palaung (Dara'ang) villages of northern Thailand. Unlike many highland ethnic minority groups, the Palaung have a long tradition of Theravada Buddhism. Sean is interested in how this religious orientation has helped Palaung displaced communities integrate into Thai society, as well as the ways religious discourse is used to express autonomy within the communities themselves.

smashley4@gmail.com


Ms.Worawan Sukraroek

MSSRC Research Affiliate under M-Power -CPWF Research Fellowship Program

PhD candidate in Human Geography at School of Geosciences, University of Sydney, Australia

Worawan or Wora is the PhD candidate in Human Geography at School of Geosciences, University of Sydney, Australia. She has passionate about environmental and social justice movement in the context of hydropower development in Southeast Asia. Her research interests include political ecology, political geography, and international development. MSSRC is her host organization under the M-Power - CPWF Research Fellowship Program. Her research title is "Contested Sesan waterscapes: exploring discourses of water resources management and Sesan hydropolitics".

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Natalia Scurrah

MSSRC Research Associate

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Human Geography, University of Sydney , Australia , 2003.

Natalia is currently a Research Fellow for the Mekong Program on Water, Environment and Resilience (M-POWER), hosted by the MSSRC. Her year-long research (June 2006 - July 2007) examines t o what extent lessons derived from Thai Baan-style grassroots research methods and approaches are being incorporated into, other follow-up initiatives aimed at strengthening local people's capacity to implement participatory natural resource management and decision-making. Drawing from case studies in the Mun River and Songkhram River Basins in Northeast Thailand, Natalia hopes to gain an insight into the different approaches and strategies being utilised by a variety of actors to advocate ‘local knowledge' at the local level and beyond, and the implications this has for the way local knowledge (and the bearers of this knowledge), are constructed and represented at different scales.

In 2003 Natalia spent eight months in Bolivia researching water issues in association with the Centro Andino para la Gestion y el Uso de Agua (Centro AGUA) and learning the Andean Quecha language, after which she returned to Australia to complete her thesis on the cultural politics of water and irrigation management in a peri-urban community in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

In 2004-2005 Natalia spent a year working as a volunteer at the Mekong Sub-region Social Research Centre (MSSRC), as part of the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development Program. Following her year with the MSSRC, Natalia was involved in a collaborative research project between the Australian Mekong Resource Centre (AMRC), University of Sydney , and the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Ubon Ratchathani University , on the Thai National Irrigation Water Grid Project, focussing on a case study in a Sirindhorn dam resettlement area in Lam Dom Noi area, Ubon Ratchathani district.

nscurrah@gmail.com