SOAS University of London

Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Myat Thet Thitsar



Myat Thet Thitsar is a Fellow of SOAS’s Global Research Network on Parliaments and People. She is Director of the Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation (EMReF), a research institute focusing on inclusive and peaceful democratic state-building, gender equality, evidence-based policy-making and the development of researchers and research capacity in Myanmar. Myat Thet Thitsar has over eleven years of experience of training and mentoring researchers, conducting interdisciplinary research (including on local government, political parties, and development policy), and managing political research and grant-making programmes funded by SOAS’s Anthropology Department (as part of our Deepening Democracy Programme, funded by AHRC/GCRF with Professor Emma Crewe as PI), FCDO, LIFT/UNOPS, the World Bank, DANIDA and USAID. She is planning to develop an innovative, mixed ethnographic and political-science research approach to inquire into more inclusive forms of leadership in different sectors.