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Our faculty from the five universities are prominent experts in the field human rights and democratisation. Get to know who they are here.

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Dr. Michael George hayes

Program Director and Chair, Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand

PhD Cultural and Communication Studies, Wollongong University

Research and expertise: Development, media, international relations, protection mechanisms, Southeast Asian politics, human rights education

michael.ger@mahidol.ac.th

Dr. Bencharat Sae Chua

Assistant Programme Director, Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand

PhD Politics, La Trobe University

Research and expertise: Social movements, citizenship

benonn@gmail.com

Dr. Abdul Gaffar Karim

Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

PhD Political Science, Universitas Gadjah Mada

Research and expertise: Populism, social welfare, citizenship

agkarim@ugm.ac.id

Prof. Amparita de los Santos-Sta. Maria

Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

LL.M., University of Toronto

Research and expertise: Human rights, family law, women’s eights

astamaria@ateneo.edu

Dr. Claus Meyer

Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand

PhD History and Civilization, European University Institute

Research and expertise: Historical slave studies, human trafficking, and modern-day slavery.

claus.mey@mahidol.ac.th

Dr. Coeli Barry

Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand

PhD Comparative Government, Cornell University

Research and expertise: Culture and rights, politics, history, theory of rights

coeli.bar@mahidol.ac.th

Prof. Geeta Pathak Sangroula

Kathmandu School of Law, Nepal

LLM Human Rights, University of Hong Kong

Research and expertise:

 

Dr. Kalana Senaratne

University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

PhD International Law, University of Hong Kong

Research and expertise: International human rights law

kalanack@gmail.com

Prof. Kapil Shrestha

Kathmandu School of Law, Nepal

MA Political Science, Tribhuvan University

Research and expertise:

 

Dr. Mark Peter Capaldi

Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand

PhD in Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University

Research and expertise: Child rights, sexual exploitation, migration, human trafficking

mpcapaldi1502@gmail.com

Dr. Naazima Kamardeen

University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

PhD Law, University of Colombo

Research and expertise: Public law, intellectual property law, cultural property law

naazima@law.cmb.ac.lk

Dr.Naparat Kranrattanasuit

Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand

SJD, American University Washington College of Law

Research and expertise: Human trafficking, international human rights law

knaparata@gmail.com

Dr. Purwo Santoso

Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

PhD Political Science, London School of Economics

Research and expertise: Governance, public policy

psantoso@ugm.ac.id

Assoc. Prof. Ryan Jeremiah Quan

Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

JD, Ateneo de Manila University

Research and expertise: International human rights Law, labor law, gender issues and women’s rights, international environmental law, human trafficking

rquan@ateneo.edu 

Dr. Vachararutai Boontinand

Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand

PhD in Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University

Research and expertise: Oppression and resistance, transitional justice, structural and cultural violence, human rights of non-citizens, the human right to play, business and human rights, and human rights in Burma/Myanmar

vachararutai.boo@mahidol.ac.th

Dr. Yanuar Sumarlan

Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies, Mahidol University, Thailand

PhD Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University

Research and expertise: Military/conflict and history, ethnic group resistance, Southeast Asia historiography and politics, Asian law and economy, statistics, and civil society

yanuar.sum@mahidol.ac.th