School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Professor Rachel V Harrison

Key information

School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics Professor of Thai Cultural Studies Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies Steering Committee Member and MA Cultural Studies
BA, PhD (London)
Russell Square: College Buildings
Email address
Telephone number
+44 (0)20 7898 4247
Support hours
Tuesday 1:30pm-2:30pm, or by appointment via email.


Cinema, Literature, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies

Research interests

Cultural studies, cinema, modern literature, postcolonial and gender studies with reference to Thailand and more widely to mainland South East Asia; medical humanities and public engagement with reference to Northeast Thailand (Isan) and Lao PDR; literary criticism and South East Asian Literatures in a comparative context; perceptions of cultural difference, Orientalism and Otherness.

PhD Supervision

Name Title
Saranpat Boonhok ‘Hybridised Thainess’ in Contemporary Thai Literature: Contestation and Negotiation through Adaptations of Thainess since 2006
Tongchen Hou Modernity, Identity and Womanhood in Post-independence Burmese Women's Writings
Artour Mitski "Japanese lifestyle migrants in Bangkok: embodied practices and identity negotiation."
Ms Jiratorn Sakulwattana The Representation of Female Body and Romance in Thai Films after 1997
Ms Michaela Unterbarnscheidt A comparative study of transition and social change in early Thai and Amharic novels
Shenghua Zhang Populism, Representational Crisis, and Party Organisational Development in Thailand: The Persistence of Pro-Thaksin Parties since 2001


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