University of Wisconsin–Madison

Nicholas Zeller

Advisor: Viren Murthy



My research interests include Critical Theory, Global Capital, Marxism Studies, Maoism Studies, Transnational Asia, East Asian Philosophy, Southeast Asian Philosophy, and Western Philosophy. My work is on interpretations of Marxism in China and Thailand. I am interested in how each nation’s specific experience of global capital generated moments of similarity and divergence as well as limitations in their respective critiques.

MA Title

  • “Rethinking Capital in Development Studies: Bhumibol and Ubol Ratana Dams, The Birth of Hydropower in Thailand”

Working Dissertation Title

  • “National Liberation, Global Revolution: China, Thailand, and the Maoist International Project”