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Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Khon Kaen University, 123 Mittraphap Rd., Khon Kaen 40002 Thailand

Education background
Grants and Fellowships
  • Khon Kaen University Research Grant (2013 - )
  • The McCuaig-Throop Bursary (2008)
  • University of Toronto's School of Graduate Studies Research Travel Grant (2007)
  • The Royal Thai Government Scholarship (2002-2007)
  • The Ministry of University Affairs Scholarship (1996-1999)
  • Faculty of Social Sciences Scholarship, Chiang Mai University (1991)
  • Ethnic Dynamism of the Laotian Diaspora Living on the Thai State's Western Edge of the East-West Economic Corridor (currently undergoing)
  • People at the Rim: A Study of Tai Ethnicity and Nationalism in a Thai Border Village (2011)
  • Muslim Community in a Market Town at the Thai-Burma Border: An Interrelationship between Plural Society, Economic Life, and Ethnicity (2000, Master's thesis, in Thai)
  • Urbanisation in a Border Market Town (1995, in Thai)
Current research project Ethnic Dynamism and Adaptation in the Border Community on the western edge of Thai State's East-West Economic Corridor
Research interests Ethnicity, ethnonationalism, anthropology of borders, anthropology of arts, political anthropology, anthropology of bodies, Mekong studies
Publications/other forms of academic work
  • Jaggapan Cadchumsang and Farung Meeudon. 2010. Khon phlat thin khon rai rat: khwam pen khon thi ro kan rap rong (Displaced people, stateless people: human beings await recognition). In Sang khom sawatdikan: khon khropkhrua chumchon su khwam yu di mi suk (Social welfare: towards well-being ofpeople, families, and communities). Khon Kaen: The Technical Promotion and Support Offices 5, 6, 7; Ministry of Social Development and Human Security. (in Thai)
  • Jaggapan Cadchumsang. 2011. Watthanatham kap withi chiwit khong manut (Culture and Ways of Life). In Phahu Watthanatham (Multiculteralism). Khon Kaen: Office of General Education, Khon Kaen University.
Courses instructed @ Khon Kaen University

Undergraduate programme:

  • Anthropological Thought and Theories
  • Border Society
  • Sociological and Anthropological Research Methodology I
  • Culture Studies
  • Ethnology

Graduate Programme:

Conference presentations
  • Jaggapan Cadchumsang. (2013, November). The Construction of Tai Ethnicity and Nationalism in Northern Thailand's Border Village. Paper to be presented at the 112th AAA Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA.
  • Jaggapan Cadchumsang. (2011, June ). Hao Pen Tai: Constructed Tai Ethnicity and Nationalism on the Fringe of the Thai State. Paper to be presented at the Euro-American Conference for Academic Disciplines and Creativity, Prague, the Czech Republic.
  • Jaggapan Cadchumsang. (2002, December). Muslim Community in a Market Town at the Thai-Burma Border: An Interrelationship between Plural Society, Economic Life, and Ethnicity. Paper to be presented at the National Sociology Conference, Bangkok, Thailand.
Geographic area focuses Northern and Northeastern Thailand, Thailand-Myanmar border, the Shan State

Teaching assistantship

  • ANT102H5: Introduction to Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology (University of Toronto Mississauga - Fall/2006, 2007, 2008; Summer/2008)
  • ANTA02H3: Introduction to Anthropology: Society, Culture and Language (University of Toronto Scarborough - Winter/2008, 2009)                
Volunteer experiences/public services
  • Volunteer for CASCA/AES (Canadian Anthropological Society/American Ethnological Society) Conference (May 2007)
  • Volunteer for Toronto International Film Festival (September 2006)
  • Volunteer for Tastes of Thailand with Thai Trade Centre, Toronto (May - July 2006)
  • Volunteer for Asian Community AIDS Service (ACAS), Toronto (June - December 2006)
  • Executive member and consultant of the Thai Students' Association of the University of Toronto (2002 - 2005)
  • Student Affairs Committee, Fac. of Humanities & Social Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Thailand (2001 - 2002, 2009 - present)
  • International Affairs Staff, Chiang Mai University Students Union, Thailand (1992 - 1993)
Trainings & workshops
  • Visual Anthropology Workshop. Organised by Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre, April 2 - 12, 2012.
  • Professional Development Programme in Methodology, Mentoring and Teaching Practice. Organised by International Relations Office, Khon Kaen University, October 8 - 19, 2012.
Media "Mae Sot An Lak Lai (Ethno-cultural Diversity in Mae Sot)". Phan Saeng Rung. Broadcasted on Thai Public Broadcasting Service (July 5, 2009; 4:30 - 5:00 PM)


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