Office: 5123 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 5021 Mosse Humanities
Curriculum Vitae: View PDF
Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:30 - 3:30
Education: PhD: University of Sydney;
MA: University of Sydney; BA: Thammasat University (Thailand)
Born and growing up in Bangkok, Thailand, I came to UW in 1991. I enjoy the opportunity to remain active in both the American and Thai academics.
Cultural and intellectual history of early modern and modern Southeast Asia (the nineteenth century to early twentieth century), especially the encounters between Southeast Asian societies and the West; history of Siam/Thailand, especially of various knowledge, ideas and thinkers, and the modern Thai cultural politics from the late nineteenth century to the present; nationalism; geography, mapping, dangerous history, memory and how societies deal with such troubling past.
- 2003 - “Writing at the Interstices: Southeast Asian Historians and Post-National Histories in Southeast Asia”, leading article in New Terrains in Southeast Asian History, ed. Abu Talib Ahmad and Tan Liok Ee, Athens: Ohio University Press, pp. 3-29.
- 2002 - “Remembering/ Silencing the Traumatic Past: the Ambivalent Memories of the October 1976 Massacre in Bangkok" in Cultural Crisis and Social Memory: Modernity and Identity in Thailand and Laos, ed. Charles F Keyes and Shigeharu Tanabe, London and New York: Routledge/ Curzon, pp. 243-283.
- 2000 - "The Others Within: Travel and Ethno-spatial Differentiation of Siamese Subjects, 1885-1910," lead article in Civility and Savagery: Social Identity in Tai States, ed. Andrew Turton, London: Curzon Press, pp. 38-62.
- 2000 - “The Quest for ‘Siwilai’: A geographical discourse of Civilizational Thinking in the Late 19th and early 20th Century Siam”, Journal of Asian Studies 59, 3 (Aug 2000): 528-549.
- 1994 - Siam Mapped: A History of the Geo-body of a Nation. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.
- 2004 - Grand Prize for the Asia Pacific Book Award from the Asian Affairs Research Council, Japan
- 2003 - Elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, class of 2003
- 1994/95 - The John Simon Guggenheim Award
- 1995 - The Harry J. Benda Award, Association for Asian Studies, for the book Siam Mapped.
History Courses Taught:
- History 283 - Intermediate Honors Seminar - Topics: "Studies in History"
- History 500 - Reading Seminar in History
- History 600 - Advanced Seminar in History - Topics: "Orientalism: The Others in our Knowledge" - Syllabus 2006 (pdf)
- History 703 - History and Theory - Topics: "Geography at Work in History " - Syllabus 2008 (pdf)
- History 753 - Seminar in Comparative World History
- History 755 - Pro-seminar in Southeast Asian History - Topics: "State and Society in Pre-Colonial Southeast Asia" - Syllabus 2005 (pdf)