Mrs Sena Galazzi Lian

Key information

BA Development Studies and Politics - Honours (SOAS), MA International Law - Merit (SOAS)
Thesis title
Saving' Myanmar One Day at a Time: the Everyday Lives of NGO Workers in Yangon (Working title)
Internal Supervisors
Dr Rahul Rao & Professor Stephen Hopgood


Sena is a PhD Candidate at SOAS and a human rights and development consultant. Prior to starting her doctoral research Sena worked at Amnesty International's Secretariat in London, and before that she held posts in Malaysia, Thailand, and Myanmar with a variety of international, UN, and local non governmental organisations. For the past two years Sena has been in Myanmar conducting her doctoral field-work and setting up an exciting project on Migration and Development in the country's Chin State. Most recently, she founded the Chin State Academic Research Network, which aims to support the emergence of an academic community engaging in scholarly discussions on Chin State.

Research interests

  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Self Determination
  • Ethnic Minorities
  • Population Transfer
  • Everyday Politics
  • International Governance
  • Affect
  • Performativity
  • The Psychosocial
  • Emotional Labour
  • NGO Management
  • Norms
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia

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